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This poem is taken from PN Review 205, Volume 38 Number 5, May - June 2012.

On a Landscape Turned Red David C. Ward
peach blossoms in bloody Shiloh's pond
                       like broken bodies on the ground




Note

The Battle of Shiloh occurred on 6 and 7 April 1862 in Tennessee. It was a narrow Union victory as the Confederates broke off first, both sides exhausted after two days locked in combat on a battlefield roughly four miles square. Combined, the armies suffered 25,000 casualties. The battle began on Easter Sunday and is named after Shiloh Church, a Methodist meeting house.
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