Washington Crossing the Delaware by David Shulman

There are moments in life when you can only look on in awe.

Check out this sonnet by David Shulman:

Washington Crossing the Delaware

A hard, howling, tossing water scene.
Strong tide was washing hero clean.
“How cold!” Weather stings as in anger.
O Silent night shows war ace danger!

The cold waters swashing on in rage.
Redcoats warn slow his hint engage.
When star general’s action wish’d “Go!”
He saw his ragged continentals row.

Ah, he stands – sailor crew went going.
And so this general watches rowing.
He hastens – winter again grows cold.
A wet crew gain Hessian stronghold.

George can’t lose war with’s hands in;
He’s astern – so go alight, crew, and win!

Notice anything peculiar about it?

6 thoughts on “Washington Crossing the Delaware by David Shulman

  1. Well, I haven’t checked it all out yet (I’m half way there), but so far the answer is yes! Amazing!

  2. Amazing! And it has inspired me on a quiet morning at work.
    David Shulman:
    “He can organise words with tangles”

    That’s really bad sorry, but I’m sure others could do better.

  3. I gotta say, JD, you’re too hard on yourself.

    That’s a pretty damn good line considering the theme!

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