May 26, 2014

FROM THE ARCHIVES: BIVOUAC OF THE DEAD:

The bivouac of the dead (Theodore O'Hara, 1847)

The muffled drum's sad roll has beat
The soldier's last tattoo'
No more on life's parade shall meet
That brave and fallen few;
On Fame's eternal camping ground
Their silent tents are spread;
But Glory guards with solemn round
The bivouac of the dead.


[originally posted: 5/31/10]


Posted by at May 26, 2014 12:06 AM
  

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