BROTHER POEMS

Sleeping For The Flag
When our boys come home in triumph, brother,
With the laurels they shall gain;
When we go to give them welcome, brother,
We shall look for you in vain.
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Henry Clay Work

Tiger--Tiger!
What of the hunting, hunter bold?
Brother, the watch was long and cold.
What of the quarry ye went to kill?
Brother, he crops in the jungle still.
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Rudyard Kipling

Perfection
My brother, let us go more silent!

The streets darken placidly.

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Georg Trakl

Kin
Brother, I am fire
Surging under the ocean floor.
I shall never meet you, brother-
Not for years, anyhow;
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Carl Sandburg

What Is Fancy?
SISTER.
I am to write three lines, and you
Three others that will rhyme.
There-now I've done my task.
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Charles Lamb

On The Burial Of His Brother
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Gaius Valerius Catullus

Answers
What is the end of each man's toil,
Brother, O Brother?
A handful of dust in a bit of soil-
His name forgotten as centuries roll,
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Ella Wheeler Wilcox

My Big Brother
My big brother will git you fer that,
He'll shine up your eye and he'll step on your hat:
You'd better watch out in the mornin', for he
Will be lookin' fer you, jes' for pickin' on me.
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Edgar Albert Guest

No. 101 (On His Brother's Death)
By ways remote and distant waters sped,
Brother, to thy sad grave-side am I come,
That I may give the last gifts to the dead,
And vainly parley with thine ashes dumb:
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Gaius Valerius Catullus

Ave Atque Vale
THOROUGH waters, thorough nations I have come
To lay last offerings at your low abode,
Brother, and to appeal
To ashes that were you.
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Padraic Colum

Lines On A.B
Who was expected to attend a Banquet given by the Odd fellows
in London nearly thirty years ago. Several of the London Brethern
were asking for Brother Abel.

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James McIntyre

Stains
The three ghosts on the lonesome road
Spake each to one another,
“Whence came that stain about your mouth
No lifted hand may cover?”
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Theodosia Garrison

Ode To The
How blest, how firm the Statesman stands,
(Him no low intrigue shall move),
Circled by faithful kindred bands,
And propp'd by fond fraternal love.
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George Canning

The Strangest Creature On Earth
You're like a scorpion, my brother,
you live in cowardly darkness
like a scorpion.
You're like a sparrow, my brother,
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Nazim Hikmet

I'M Tired Of Life
I'm tired, I'm tired of life, brother!
Of all that meets my eye;
And my weary spirit fain would pass
To worlds beyond the sky.
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Frances Ellen Watkins Harper

The Man Who's Down
IT is well enough to cheer for the brother who is up,
It is fine to praise the brother who has captured victory's cup;
But don't keep your kind words always for the man who's won renown,
For the boy who really needs them is the fellow who is down.
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Edgar Albert Guest

Ave Atque Vale
Through many countries and over many seas
I have come, Brother, to these melancholy rites,
to show this final honour to the dead,
and speak (to what purpose?) to your silent ashes,
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Gaius Valerius Catullus

The Homing Bee
You are belted with gold, little brother of mine,
Yellow gold, like the sun
That spills in the west, as a chalice of wine
When feasting is done.
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Emily Pauline Johnson

Brother of Ingots—Ah Peru—
1366

Brother of Ingots-Ah Peru-
Empty the Hearts that purchased you-
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Emily Dickinson

By Ways Remote And Distant Waters Sped
By ways remote and distant waters sped,
Brother, to thy sad grave-side am I come,
That I may give the last gifts to the dead,
And vainly parley with thine ashes dumb:
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Gaius Valerius Catullus

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