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Poems   By: (1828-1909)

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Poems by George Meredith is a collection of beautiful and evocative poetry that showcases the talent and depth of the author's writing. Each poem is crafted with precision and skill, drawing readers in with vivid imagery and profound emotions.

Meredith's poetic voice is unique and captivating, exploring themes of love, nature, and the human experience with a deft touch. His language is rich and lyrical, creating a sense of intimacy and connection with the reader.

The poems in this collection range from the deeply personal to the universal, offering insights into the complexities of life and the beauty of the world around us. Meredith's ability to evoke emotion and provoke thought is truly impressive, making this collection a must-read for poetry lovers everywhere.

Overall, Poems by George Meredith is a masterful work of art that will linger in the hearts and minds of readers long after they have finished reading. It is a testament to the power of poetry to inspire, comfort, and enlighten, and a reminder of the enduring significance of the written word.

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Poems by George Meredith Volume 1

CHILLIANWALLAH

Chillanwallah, Chillanwallah! Where our brothers fought and bled, O thy name is natural music And a dirge above the dead! Though we have not been defeated, Though we can't be overcome, Still, whene'er thou art repeated, I would fain that grief were dumb.

Chillianwallah, Chillianwallah! 'Tis a name so sad and strange, Like a breeze through midnight harpstrings Ringing many a mournful change; But the wildness and the sorrow Have a meaning of their own Oh, whereof no glad to morrow Can relieve the dismal tone!

Chillianwallah, Chillianwallah! 'Tis a village dark and low, By the bloody Jhelum river Bridged by the foreboding foe; And across the wintry water He is ready to retreat, When the carnage and the slaughter Shall have paid for his defeat.

Chillianwallah, Chillianwallah! 'Tis a wild and dreary plain, Strewn with plots of thickest jungle, Matted with the gory stain. There the murder mouthed artillery, In the deadly ambuscade, Wrought the thunder of its treachery On the skeleton brigade.

Chillianwallah, Chillianwallah! When the night set in with rain, Came the savage plundering devils To their work among the slain; And the wounded and the dying In cold blood did share the doom Of their comrades round them lying, Stiff in the dead skyless gloom... Continue reading book >>


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