Edd Winfield Parks and Aileen Wells Parks (eds), The Collected Poems of Henry Timrod: A Variorum Edition
Editor’s NoteCritical ApparatusHARK TO THE SHOUTING WIND37
- 1Hark to the shouting Wind!
- 2 Hark to the flying Rain!
- 3And I care not though I never see
- Critical Apparatus4 A bright blue sky again.
- Critical Apparatus5There are thoughts in my breast to-day
- 6 That are not for human speech;
- 7But I hear them in the driving storm,
- Critical Apparatus8 And the roar upon the beach.
- Critical Apparatus9And oh, to be with that ship
- 10 That I watch through the blinding brine!
- Critical Apparatus11O Wind! for thy sweep of land and sea!
- 12 O Sea! for a voice like thine!
Title: 1859 and PS: exclamation point after Wind
37. "Hark to the Shouting Wind" was published in Russell's, II (Feb. 1858), 438; Poems (1859), 96; Proof Sheets # 32; Hayne, 191; Memorial Edition, 26.
John O. Eidson, Tennyson in America, 72–73, notes the indebtedness to Tennyson's "Break, Break, Break": "Timrod in 1857 paid homage to it in one of the closest imitations, 'Hark to the Shouting Wind'."
line 4 R: exclamation point after again
5 R: comma after today
8 R: exclamation point after beach
9 R: And O to be . . . Ship; 1859: O, for oh,; PS: Oh, for oh,
11 R: O Wind for . . . Land and Sea!
13 R: no commas in line
16 R: exclamation point after again