In honor of both Patriots’ Day and National Poetry Month, visit our Flickr page for a selection of historical and patriotic poetry. In this small set, read about the Boston Tea Party, the Battle of Lexington and Concord, Paul Revere, and how to be a patriotic citizen.
Poems were taken from Poems of American Patriotism, Longfellow’s Poems, Poems: Being Volume IX of Emerson’s Complete Works, and The Spirit of the American Revolution, as Revealed in the Poetry of the Period, all volumes from the State Library’s Special Collections Department.
For more poems and literary works, including many compilations of war poems, poetical quotations, orations, and complete works by Thoreau, Hawthorne, Melville, and more, visit Special Collections in Room 55. Hours are 9 – 5, Monday through Friday.
Program Coordinator, Reference Department