Leon Gellert Poems

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41.
The Soldier

Here in the noisy night
Is his delight.
Where maxims pour
Their thudding lead
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42.
Memories

I see wild waves that break, and breaking-run;
And the wild sea-birds wheeling round the ships;
But at the dawn, the coming of the sun,
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43.
Rapine

She came from some still mossiness
Of quiet ways; and stood with modest hands;
A warmth of body in a shy distress;
A white shell on the sands.
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44.
The Blind Man

Within a corner of this windowed room
He sits, and seldom speaks, and seldom
moves.
Forever left within eternal gloom,
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45.
The Soul Forsaken

Head-bowed I stood before the Gates of
God,
And pleaded starvingly;
The Great Eye would not see;
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46.
The Burial: In Memory Of W.L.E.

What task is this that so unnerves me now?
When pity should be dead, and has been dead.
Unloose that sheet from round the pierced brow;
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47.
The Coming Of War

Strong from the hills it comes, and flowing
rivers;
Swift from the waters of the rising seas;
Swift on the chilling heart that waits and quivers
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48.
The Riddle Of The Sphinx

Thou gazing face above the shifting sands!
Oh, turn thy tearless eyes and answer me!
Will honour come to thee and to thy land.
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49.
The Grey World

Grey nights in the wind,
And the grey-faced dead.
Grey hairs in my head,
And grey eyes in my mind.
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50.
The Veteran

Here must I sit and stare,
Withered and wrinkled;
Knowing the spaces there
With blood are sprinkled.
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