Katharine Lee Bates

(1859-1929 / United States)

Fodder For Cannon - Poem by Katharine Lee Bates

Bodies glad, erect,
Beautiful with youth,
Life's elect,
Nature's truth,
Marching host on host,
Those bright, unblemished ones,
Manhood's boast,
Feed them to the guns.

Hearts and brains that teem
With blessing for the race,
Thought and dream,
Vision, grace,
Oh, love's best and most,
Bridegrooms, brothers, sons,
Host on host
Feed them to the guns.


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  • ngaio beck (1/22/2008 7:19:00 AM)


    Poignant, and as true today as it was then, and will be tomorrow. (Report) Reply

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Poem Submitted: Tuesday, December 31, 2002



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