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    By Kahlil Gibran

    One night a feast was held in the palace, and there came a man and prostrated himself before the prince,...

  • poem
    By Stephen Crane

    Do not weep, maiden, for war is kind. Because your lover threw wild hands toward the sky And the affrighted...

  • poem
    By Howard Nemerov

    For a saving grace, we didn't see our dead, Who rarely bothered coming home to die But simply stayed away...

  • poem
    By Charles Reznikoff

    During the Second World War, I was going home one night along a street I seldom used. All the stores were...

  • poem
    By Ella Wheeler Wilcox

    There is something in the sound of drum and fife That stirs all the savage instincts into life.   In...

  • poem
    By Juan Felipe Herrera

    I do not understand why men make war. Is it because artillery is the most stoic example of what flesh...

  • poem
    By Christopher Logue

    Many believe in the stars.       Take Quinamid    The son of a Dardanian astrologer    Who disregarded what his father said    And came to...

  • poem
    By Duane Niatum

    You said to me that day, “There’s nothing you can do,” and spoke of Auden’s line: “Poetry makes nothing happen.” And though I honor...

  • poem
    By Siegfried Sassoon

    Now light the candles; one; two; there's a moth; What silly beggars they are to blunder in And scorch their...

  • poem
    By David Gewanter

    The massed and pillared wings of the White House never fly—         whitewashed yearly, they stand impervious         to metaphor, to hawk and dove, and...

  • poem
    By Franco Buffoni

    From Mars cruel god of war The desire to tie the corpse to the chariot And drag it around each...

  • poem
    By May Wedderburn Cannan

    After the war perhaps I'll sit again Out on the terrace where I sat with you, And see the changeless sky and...

  • poem
    By Carmen Giménez Smith

    Decoy Gang War Victim, 1974, by Asco (photographer: Harry Gamboa, Jr.)  For Harry Gamboa,   Jr. Just a tick ago, the actor was...

  • poem
    By Philip Levine

    When my brother came home from war he carried his left arm in a black sling but assured us most...

  • poem
    By Rudyard Kipling

    “equality of sacrifice”  A. “I was a Have.”   B. “I was a ‘have-not.’”      (Together). “What hast thou given which I gave...

  • poem
    By Tarfia Faizullah

                i. In a courtyard, in these stacks of chairs             before the empty stage—near are we Lord, near and graspable. Lord,            ...

  • poem
    By Eavan Boland

    This dry night, nothing unusual    About the clip, clop, casual Iron of his shoes as he stamps death Like a...

  • poem
    By Joanna Klink

    And if all those who meet or even hear of you become witness to what you are— a white country of blight...

  • poem
    By Anthony Hecht

    Night, the fat serpent, slipped among the plants, Intent upon the apples of his eyes; A heavy bandoleer hung like a prize Around...

  • poem
    By William Butler Yeats

    For one throb of the artery, While on that old grey stone I sat Under the old wind-broken tree, I...

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