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William Stanley Braithwaite, ed. (1878–1962).  Anthology of Massachusetts Poets.  1922.
 
War Pictures
 
Ruth Lambert Jones
 
 
“GERMAN Retreat From Arras”—
  “Official Films”—they came
After “Corinne and Her Minstrels”
  Had ministered to fame.
 
After “Corinne and Her Minstrels”        5
  Had pigeon-toed away,
We saw where bits of churches
  And bits of horses lay.
 
We saw bleak desolation;
  We saw no unscathed tree.        10
We shivered in our comfort
  And murmured: “Can it be!”
 
But later, walking homeward,
  Repeating: “Is it true?”
We brushed a khaki shoulder        15
  And asked no more. We knew!
 

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