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Harriet Monroe, ed. (1860–1936).  The New Poetry: An Anthology.  1917.
 
139. Battle
 
Hit
 
By Wilfrid Wilson Gibson
 
 
OUT of the sparkling sea
I drew my tingling body clear, and lay
On a low ledge the livelong summer day,
Basking, and watching lazily
White sails in Falmouth Bay.        5
 
My body seemed to burn
Salt in the sun that drenched it through and through,
Till every particle glowed clean and new
And slowly seemed to turn
To lucent amber in a world of blue …        10
 
I felt a sudden wrench—
A trickle of warm blood—
And found that I was sprawling in the mud
Among the dead men in the trench.
 

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