Source: Memorial to the Late President McKinley
Source type: book
Document type: poem
Document title: none
Author(s): Spencer, Edwina
Publisher: Buffalo Chapter, Daughters of the American Revolution
Place of publication: Buffalo, New York
Year of publication: 1901
|Spencer, Edwina. [untitled]. Memorial to the Late President McKinley. Buffalo: Buffalo Chapter, Daughters of the American Revolution, 1901: p. 5.|
|William McKinley (death: poetry); McKinley memorialization (poetry).|
| From page 3:
Book title taken from cover.
From cover: October, 1901.
About the author (p. 5): Historian, The Buffalo Chapter, D. A. R.
ON that black day when he who loved so well,
Had sought the presence of Supremest Love,
And naught remained us but to shut from sight
His dear, familiar semblance; in that hour,
A wave of mourning girdled all the earth.
But here among his people where he lay,
From East to West the solemn silence fell
That heard the beating of a Nationís heart.
So to his memory would we consecrate
Our yearís first meeting. So, with reverence, would
We hush away the din of outer life,
With that same unity of heart-felt love,
And offer these sincerest tributes to
A manhood full of light, and, prism-wise,
All rich with vari-colored glow; to one
Whose well-lived life, whose death so undismayed,
Shine like Godís bow of promise in our sky.