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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