Poetry Presentation

By: Alex Eichner

Quote

"Death leaves a heartache no one can heal, love leaves a memory no one can steal"

Poem

Bridal Ballad



The ring is on my hand,

And the wreath is on my brow;

Satin and jewels grand,

Are all at my command,

And I am happy now.


And my lord he loves me well;

But, when first he breathed his vow,

I felt my bosom swell-

For the words rang as a knell,

And the voice seemed his who fell

In the battle down the dell,

And who is happy now.


But he spoke to re-assure me,

And he kissed my pallid brow,

While a reverie came o'er me,

And to the church-yard bore me,

And I sighed to him before me,

Thinking him dead D'Elormie,

"Oh, I am happy now!"


And thus the words were spoken,

And this the plighted vow,

And, though my faith be broken,

And, though my heart be broken,

Here is a ring, as token

That I am happy now!


Would God I could awaken!


For I dream I know not how!

And my soul is sorely shaken

Lest an evil step be taken,-

Lest the dead who is forsaken


May not be happy now.


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3rd

In this picture a person in a wedding dress is laying next to bones in the dirt. This is the dead solider that the poem reads about.