Henry Van Dyke (1852-1933)|
from The Fall of the Leaves
IN warlike pomp, with banners flowing,
Above the sea the clouds were keeping
All day the sullen armies drifted
The above is the first of three sections of Van Dyke's 1874 The Fall of the Leaves. The two that follow are, in comparison, disappointing.
A Presbyterian Minister, Henry Van Dyke is perhaps best known for The Story of the Other Wise Man and for the Hymn of Joy ("Joyful, joyful, we adore Thee, ..."). He was also a prolific poet, and the above can be found in: