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Source: Cleveland Plain Dealer
Source type: newspaper
Document type: poem
Document title: “The Drooping Flag”
Author(s): anonymous
City of publication: Cleveland, Ohio
Date of publication: 17 September 1901
Volume number: 60
Issue number: 260
Pagination: 4

 
Citation
“The Drooping Flag.” Cleveland Plain Dealer 17 Sept. 1901 v60n260: p. 4.
 
Transcription
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Keywords
William McKinley (mourning: poetry).
 
Named persons
none.
 
Document

 

The Drooping Flag

Gaunt stand the poles against the sky
     About the stricken town;
The flag that always charms the eye
     Now droopeth sadly down.

It idly swingeth to and fro,
     By gentle breezes fanned,
And seems to feel the weight of woe
     That fills the mourning land.

But yesterday it floated free
     By cheering thousands borne;
Today with misty eyes we see
     The folds that mutely mourn.

 

 


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