Charles Kingsley

(12 June 1819 – 23 January 1875 / Devon, England)

A March


Dreary East winds howling o'er us;
Clay-lands knee-deep spread before us;
Mire and ice and snow and sleet;
Aching backs and frozen feet;
Knees which reel as marches quicken,
Ranks which thin as corpses thicken;
While with carrion birds we eat,
Calling puddle-water sweet,
As we pledge the health of our general, who fares as rough as we:
What can daunt us, what can turn us, led to death by such as he?


Eversley, 1848.

Submitted: Thursday, April 15, 2010

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