Marching Men: War Verses

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Marching Men: War Verses  (1917) 
by Helena Jane Coleman

"MARCHING MEN"
WAR VERSES

BY
Helena Coleman




J. M. DENT & SONS, LTD.
LONDONTORONTO

MARCHING MEN

Marching Men
WAR VERSES


By
Helena Coleman




1917
J. M. DENT & SONS LTD.
London-Toronto

Copyright, Canada, 1917
J. M. Dent & Sons, Limited

To the Memory of
H. H. S.
(First Contingent, C.E.F.)
who Fell in Action, September 18th, 1915, and of other "Very Gallant Gentlemen," who gave their lives for Canada

"To the innermost heart of their own land they are known,
As the stars are known to the night."

CONTENTS.


PAGE
Marching Men 9
Flaring bugle, throbbing drum.
'Tis Not the Will That's Wanted 11
Would God that mine were better luck.
When First He Put the Khaki On 13
When first he put the khaki on.
The Recruit 14
Through all the anguish of these days.
The Day He Went 15
The morning dawned both bright and clear.
Rocking in the Bay 16
From my nook beneath the pine.
Challenge 18
Soldier, be thy blade to-night.
And They Were Young 20
'Tis when you're young and life ascends.
The Fields Are Green in Canada 21
The fields are green in Canada.
Oh, Not When April Wakes the Daffodils 23
Oh, not when April wakes the daffodils.
Children of England Yet to Be 24
Children, children, yet unborn.
Autumn, 1917 27
We know by many a tender token.
A Great White Company 29
A great white company.
Pro Patria Mortui 31
Say not they died for us.
At Night 32
Between the calling clamors of the day.
To Our Beloved 33
The hearts you knew in those unchallenged years.
Leave Us Our Tears 35
At your strong hands, O gallant men.
Convocation Hall 36
They rose.
In France's Flowered Fields 37
In France's flowered fields they lie.
Country of Mine 39
Country of mine that gave me birth.

This work is in the public domain in the United States because it was published before January 1, 1926.


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