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Famous Oh Brother Poems by Famous Poets

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by Service, Robert William
...seems so nigh
I feel I commune with his spirit,
And as none love him more than I,
Thereby I gain a modest merit. 

Oh Brother Thomas, glad I'll be,
Though all the world may pass unheeding,
If some greybeard con over me,
As I to-night your rhymes are reading;
Saying: "Old Bastard, you and I
By sin are knit in mind and body. . . ."
So ere to hit the hay I hie
Your ghost I'll toast in midnight toddy....Read More

by von Goethe, Johann Wolfgang

So the wife of Asan turns to meet him,
Clasps her arms in anguish round her brother:
"See thy sister's sad disgrace, oh brother!
How I'm banish'd--mother of five children!"
Silently her brother from his wallet,
Wrapp'd in deep red-silk, and ready written,
Draweth forth the letter of divorcement,
To return home to her mother's dwelling,
Free to be another's wife thenceforward.

When the woman saw that mournful letter,
Fervently she kiss'd her two sons' foreheads,
And he...Read More

by Hugo, Victor
 ("Ces jeunes gens, combien étaient-ils.") 
 {LA VOIX DE GUERNESEY, December, 1868.} 

 Young soldiers of the noble Latin blood, 
 How many are ye—Boys? Four thousand odd. 
 How many are there dead? Six hundred: count! 
 Their limbs lie strewn about the fatal mount, 
 Blackened and torn, eyes g...Read More

by Goose, Mother
...Robin and Richard were two pretty men,They lay in bed till the clock struck ten;Then up starts Robin and looks at the sky,"Oh, brother Richard, the sun's very high!You go before, with the bottle and bag,And I will come after on little Jack Nag."...Read More

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