Source: Cleveland Plain Dealer
Source type: newspaper
Document type: poem
Document title: “The Drooping Flag”
City of publication: Cleveland, Ohio
Date of publication: 17 September 1901
Volume number: 60
Issue number: 260
|“The Drooping Flag.” Cleveland Plain Dealer 17 Sept. 1901 v60n260: p. 4.|
|William McKinley (mourning: poetry).|
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.