‘Chancellorsville to Culloden’ by Kerry Dexter of Tallahassee, Florida The Society January 18, 2013 Poetry I hear you in the silence of the trees The Wilderness, they called it once, found in many places. Walking now, my heart sees the past, time before this darkened ground rang with battle, ran with blood. Monuments now mark what happened then. At sunset figures walk these fields anew. Old laments are sung again. Again they rise. And yet There is time for hope. When pipers call across dark hills and through wild glens. Winds of autumn rise, snows of winter fall still there is time for peace and knowing again Bright hope in our hearts, through love’s lasting line In the silence of trees God’s grace to find. Kerry Dexter is a writer, photographer, and educator. Her writing on the arts has appeared in national Geographic Traveller, Strings, Journey to Scotland, Ireland and the Americas, and other publications, and her poetry has been published in The Stony Thursday Book and the journal Revival. Currenlty, she is working on a book about Irish American musicians. This poem is among the entries for the Society of Classical Poets’ 2012 Poetry Competition. Views expressed by individual poets and writers on this website and by commenters do not represent the views of the entire Society. The comments section on regular posts is meant to be a place for civil and fruitful discussion. Pseudonyms are discouraged. The individual poet or writer featured in a post has the ability to remove any or all comments by emailing submissions@ classicalpoets.org with the details and under the subject title “Remove Comment.” Share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window) Related Leave a Reply Cancel Reply Your email address will not be published.CommentName* Email* Website Notify me of follow-up comments by email. Notify me of new posts by email. This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.