Henry Timrod Comments (5)

We read this poem in High School in Charleston in 1970, never really giving it any credence. It is the perfect poem for a military funeral of ANY kind. At my funeral, I want this poem read and Gordon Lightfoot's " Don Quixote" played to a silent congregation.
Hi there, I find it hard to understand the poem starting with these lines: I stooped from star-bright regions where/ Thou canst not enter even in prayer... Can anybody give me a clue what is hidden in these lines? What did Henry Timrod stand for in his lifetime? I am grateful for a kind reply. Best wishes from Cologne/Germany Asmus
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'' Timrod is, after Poe, the most important Southern poet of the nineteenth century. The quality of his best work, though small in bulk, exceeds that of Sidney Lanier and Hayne, and his contributions to war and nature poetry also exceed theirs. He is not a major poet, but he is a significant minor poet. '' [Rayburn S. Moore, University of Georgia]