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American War Poetry, Part IV

More great Civil War poetry today, and it’s only fitting that these poems should come in pairs. John Greenleaf Whittier (1809-1892) and Thomas Bailey Aldrich (1836-1907) both invoke Nature, with a capital N, and both suggest that Nature may be telling us something about what God thinks of war.  But if Nature was indeed carrying a message to these two poets, they interpreted it rather differently. Read the rest of this entry »