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Source: The Hawkeye
Source type: book
Document type: poem
Document title: “McKinley”
Author(s): anonymous [poem]; anonymous [book]
Volume number: 12
Publisher: Hawkeye Board, University of Iowa
Place of publication: [Iowa City, Iowa]
Year of publication:
1902
Pagination: none

 
Citation
“McKinley.” The Hawkeye. Vol. 12. [Iowa City]: Hawkeye Board, University of Iowa, 1902: [no pagination].
 
Transcription
full text of poem; excerpt of book
 
Keywords
William McKinley (mourning: poetry).
 
Named persons
none.
 
Notes
From title page: Published by the Class of 1903, University of Iowa.
 
Document

 

McKinley

 

Upon our ears are sobs of women breaking;
Grief-stricken prayers bear sky-ward his dear name;
Men sad-eyed bow their heads in silent shame;
A nation’s heart grows weary with dull aching;
A nation[’]s lips, grand harmonies awaking,
Sing to his rest him to whom angels came,
Whispered a soft command, snuffed out life’s flame.
His unstained soul up-bore on pinions fleet,
Left they the memory of his loveliness,
And all the sunshine of his influence sweet,
Rifting the dark clouds of our sore distress,
Gives us new strength to bend beneath the rod
And draw more near to Thee—to Thee, O God!

 

 


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