The Red Flower: Poems Written in War Time


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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 (0 hr 44 min)

Chapters

The Red Flower 2:04 Read by Ian King
A Scrap of Paper 1:27 Read by Ian King
Stand Fast 1:29 Read by Will Cooper
Lights Out 1:50 Read by Gloria Fontaine
Remarks about Kings 1:28 Read by Newgatenovelist
War-Music 3:12 Read by Steve Britton
Might and Right 0:39 Read by Newgatenovelist
The Price of Peace 0:32 Read by Will Cooper
Storm Music 3:06 Read by Steve Britton
The Bells of Malines 4:06 Read by tovarisch
The Name of France 2:03 Read by Emily Behrmann
Jeanne D'Arc Returns 1:29 Read by Mary Myers
The Heavenly Hills of Holland 1:46 Read by Jack Albert
The Proud Lady 3:23 Read by Ren Adamant
Flood-Tide of Flowers 2:00 Read by Mary Myers
America's Prosperity 1:24 Read by Steve Britton
The Glory of Ships 2:55 Read by Jack Albert
Mare Liberum 2:15 Read by John Burlinson
'Liberty Enlightening the World' 2:34 Read by John Burlinson
The Oxford Thrushes 2:01 Read by Newgatenovelist
Homeward Bound 2:42 Read by John Burlinson