Abraham Lincoln Tomb
Occasional Picture March 2012

Picture of President Abraham Lincoln tomb at Oak Ridge Cemetery in Springfield, Illinois. Captions reveal that cannons used in the Civil War were melted to make the sculptures.

President Abraham Lincoln's Tomb

© 2012 Marina Rundell

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Excerpts from the three long poems President Abraham Lincoln wrote.

The title and then the first and last stanzas are shown:

MY CHILDHOOD'S HOME

My childhood's home I see again,
And sadden with the view;
And still, as memory crowds my brain,
There's pleasure in it too.

I range the fields with pensive tread
And pace the hollow rooms,
And feel (companion of the dead)
I'm living in the tombs.


BUT HERE'S AN OBJECT

But here's an object more of dread
Than aught the grave contains--
A human form with reason fled,
While wretched life remains.

O death! Thou awe-inspiring prince,
That keepst the world in fear;
Why dost thou tear more blest ones hence,
And leave him ling'ring here?


THE BEAR HUNT

A wild-bear chase, didst never see?
Then hast thou lived in vain.
Thy richest bump of glorious glee,
Lies desert in thy brain.

Conceited whelp! We laugh at thee---
Now mind, that not a few
Of pompous, two-legged dogs there be,
Conceited quite as you.

   

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MIXED DRINK


Drop
ice as beliefs

Pour
santo as rum

Fizz
soda as truths

Stir
views as own

Sip
Don’t have to


© 2012 Marina Rundell


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