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Harriet Monroe, ed. (1860–1936).  Poetry: A Magazine of Verse.  1912–22.
 
The Bayonet Charge
By Charles Granville
 
From “Poems of the Hour”

A FOREST of steel leaves
  Glints in the sun
And shimmers in the wind—
  The thing’s begun!
 
A sea of faces set        5
  Grimly to kill;
A pack of wolves that rush
  To take their fill;
 
A yell that rends the air
  And strikes the sky,        10
And stirs the dead who low
  In silence lie;
 
A sense of clashing fray,
  A bloody sun;
A mist of reeking blades—        15
  And it is done!
 
 
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