In alien earth, across a troubled sea,
His body lies that was so fair and young.
His mouth is stopped, with half his songs unsung;
kilmer, with this eulogy, was obviously aware of brooke, another young man and poet, whose life, like so many others, was cut short in what was supposed to be the " war to end all wars." i wonder if kilmer had any presentiment of his own death, also in world war 1, when he wrote this.
Two magnificent poetic voices, Kilmer and Brooke; how eloquent need a tongue be for all ears to hear that war is a human nightmare that should never occur again
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