Source: Patriot or Traitor
Source type: book
Document type: poem
Document title: “A Lament for McKinley”
Author(s): Fall, Charles G.
Publisher: Old Corner Bookstore
Place of publication: Boston, Massachusetts
Year of publication: 1913
|Fall, Charles G. “A Lament for McKinley.” Patriot or Traitor. Boston: Old Corner Bookstore, 1913: p. 64.|
|William McKinley (mourning: poetry); William McKinley (poetry).|
A Lament for McKinley
A TEMPEST has swept o’er the land,
It has bent down the strong and the weak
And the high and the low.
A specter has lifted its hand:
It has smitten our hearts till the springs
Of our sorrow o’erflow.
’T is the chief with the silvery voice
Who has fed us with wisdom as sweet
As the sweets of the bee.
’T is the chieftain who twice was our choice,
But to-night a new light, a new star
In the sky we shall see.