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The Fiery Cross: An Anthology of War Poems, an electronic edition

by Mabel C. Edwards and Mary Booth, eds. [Edwards, Mabel C. and Booth, Mary]

date: [1915]
source publisher: [Grant Richards Ltd.]
collections: World War I, Early 20th Century Literature

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WHERE are the lads who went out to the war?
This year, and last year and long, long ago--
With eyes full of laughter and song on their lips
(Our sad hearts flew after as birds follow ships!)
Where are they now, do you know?

Some sleep in Flanders and some sleep in France,
This year, and last year, and long years to come--
And under the rampart that guards far Stamboul
Some are camped in a rest deep and cool,
And they heed not the bugle and drum!

They'll come, though not all! They will come from the war
This year or next year, or early or late
And come well or wounded, come many or few,
They will bring back their honour, their faith high and true,
Or will bear it to Paradise Gale.

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