Florence Earle Coates Poems

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1.
In War-Time (An American Homeward-Bound)

Further and further we leave the scene
Of war - and of England's care;
I try to keep my mind serene -
But my heart stays there;
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2.
An Adieu

Sorrow, quit me for a while!
Wintry days are over;
Hope again, with April smile,
Violets sows and clover.
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3.
The Smile Of Rheims

'The Smile,' they called her -- 'La Sourire'; and fair --
A sculptured angel on the northern door
Of the Cathedral's west façade -- she wore
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4.
Better To Die

Better to die, where gallant men are dying,
Than to live on with them that basely fly;
Better to fall, the soulless Fates defying,
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5.
Song. "If Love Were But A Little Thing --"

If love were but a little thing --
   Strange love, which, more than all, is great --
One might not such devotion bring,
   Early to serve and late.
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6.
The Unconquered Air

I

Others endure Man's rule: he therefore deems
   I shall endure it -- I, the unconquered Air!
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7.
India

SILENT amidst unbroken silence deep
Of dateless years, in loneliness supreme,
She pondered patiently one mighty theme,
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8.
Perdita

SHE dances,
And I seem to be
In primrose vales of Sicily,
Beside the streams once looked upon
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9.
Place De La Concorde, August 14, 1914

Near where the royal vicitims fell
In days gone by, caught in the swell
Of a ruthless tide
Of human passion, deep and wide:
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10.
Songs

FOR me the jasmine buds unfold
And silver daisies star the lea,
The crocus hoards the sunset gold,
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