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Louis Untermeyer, ed. (1885–1977). Modern British Poetry.  1920.
 
Patrick Macgill. 1890–
 
160. Death and the Fairies
 
BEFORE I joined the Army 
  I lived in Donegal, 
Where every night the Fairies 
  Would hold their carnival. 
  
But now I'm out in Flanders,         5
  Where men like wheat-ears fall, 
And it's Death and not the Fairies 
  Who is holding carnival. 
 
 
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