There are several of Sidney Lanier's (1842-81) poems that children love
to learn. "Tampa Robins," "The Tournament" (Joust 1.), "Barnacles," "The
Song of the Chattahoochee," and "The First Steamboat Up the Alabama" are
among them. At our "poetry contests" the children have plainly demonstrated
that this great poet has reached his hand down to the youngest. The time
will doubtless come when it will be a part of education to be acquainted
with Lanier, as it is now to be acquainted with Longfellow or Tennyson.