Poet's Walk: fallow-field strown
Location on Poets Walk Map: 61
Passage from The Old Indian Orchard by WHC Hosmer
Old burial-places, once sacred, are plundered,
And thickly with bones is the fallow-field strown;
The bond of confederate tribes has been sundered,
The long council-hall of the brave overthrown.
The Mohawk and Seneca bowmen no longer
Preserve at the door-posts unslumbering guard:
We fought, but the pale-browed invaders were stronger,
Our knife-blades too blunt, and their bosoms too hard.
From "The Poetical Works of William H.C. Hosmer, Volume I," Redfield Publishing Company, 1854, page 250.