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Red Flower: Poems Written in War Time

Henry Van Dyke

These are verses that came to me in this dreadful war time amid the cares and labors of a heavy task. Two of the poems, "A Scrap of Paper" and "Stand Fast," were written in 1914 and bore the signature Civis Americanus—the use of my own name at the time being impossible. Two others, "Lights Out" and "Remarks about Kings," were read for me by Robert Underwood Johnson at the meeting of the American Academy in Boston, November, 1915, at which I was unable to be present. The rest of the verses were printed after I had resigned my diplomatic post and was free to say what I thought and felt, without reserve. The "Interludes in Holland" are thoughts of the peaceful things that will abide for all the world after we have won this war against war. SYLVANORA, October 1, 1917. - Summary by Henry Van Dyke

These are verses that came to me in this dreadful war time amid the cares and labors of a heavy task. Two of the poems, "A Scrap of Paper" and "Stand Fast," were written in 1914 and bore the signature Civis Americanus—the use of my own name at the time being impossible. Two others, "Lights Out" and "Remarks about Kings," were read for me by Robert Underwood Johnson at the meeting of the American Academy in Boston, November, 1915, at which I was unable to be present. The rest of the verses were printed after I had resigned my diplomatic post and was free to say what I thought and felt, without reserve. The "Interludes in Holland" are thoughts of the peaceful things that will abide for all the world after we have won this war against war. SYLVANORA, October 1, 1917. - Summary by Henry Van Dyke
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These are verses that came to me in this dreadful war time amid the cares and labors of a heavy task. Two of the poems, "A Scrap of Paper" and "Stand Fast," were written in 1914 and bore the signature Civis Americanus—the use of my own name at the time being impossible. Two others, "Lights Out" and "Remarks about Kings," were read for me by Robert Underwood Johnson at the meeting of the American Academy in Boston, November, 1915, at which I was unable to be present. The rest of the verses were printed after I had resigned my diplomatic post and was free to say what I thought and felt, without reserve. The "Interludes in Holland" are thoughts of the peaceful things that will abide for all the world after we have won this war against war. SYLVANORA, October 1, 1917. - Summary by Henry Van Dyke

Language:

English

Narrators:

LibriVox Community

Length:

44m


Chapters

Chapter 1
Chapter 1

02:05


Chapter 2
Chapter 2

01:28


Chapter 3
Chapter 3

01:30


Chapter 4
Chapter 4

01:51


Chapter 5
Chapter 5

01:29


Chapter 6
Chapter 6

03:13


Chapter 7
Chapter 7

00:40


Chapter 8
Chapter 8

00:33


Chapter 9
Chapter 9

03:07


Chapter 10
Chapter 10

04:07


Chapter 11
Chapter 11

02:04


Chapter 12
Chapter 12

01:30


Chapter 13
Chapter 13

01:47


Chapter 14
Chapter 14

03:24


Chapter 15
Chapter 15

02:01


Chapter 16
Chapter 16

01:25


Chapter 17
Chapter 17

02:56


Chapter 18
Chapter 18

02:16


Chapter 19
Chapter 19

02:35


Chapter 20
Chapter 20

02:02


Chapter 21
Chapter 21

02:43