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Harriet Monroe, ed. (1860–1936).  Poetry: A Magazine of Verse.  1912–22.
 
Marching
By Isaac Rosenberg
 
From “Trench Poems”

  MY eyes catch ruddy necks
Sturdily pressed back.
All a red-brick moving glint,
Like flaming pendulums, hands
Swing across the khaki—        5
Mustard colored khaki—
To the automatic feet.
 
  We husband the ancient glory
In these bared necks and hands.
Not broke is the forge of Mars;        10
But a subtler brain beats iron
To shoe the hoofs of death.
Who paws dynamic air now?—
Blind fingers loose an iron cloud
To rain immortal darkness        15
On strong eyes.
 
 
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