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Rosenberg, Isaac - On Receiving the First News of the War



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Nash - The Bridge over the Arras-Lens Railway



A description of the experience

On Receiving the First News of the War.

Snow is a strange white word,
No ice or frost
Has asked of bud or bird
For Winter's cost

Yet ice and frost and snow
From earth to sky
This Summer land doth know,
No man knows why.

In all mens hearts it is
Some spirit old
Hath turned with malign kiss
Our lives to mould.

Red fangs have torn His face,
God's blood is shed
He mourns from His lone place
His children dead.

O ancient crimson curse!
Corrode, consume,
Give back this universe
It's pristine bloom.

The source of the experience

Rosenberg, Isaac

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