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Conflict by Sara Teasdale

The Spartan and Sybarite Battle in me day and night; Evenly matched, relentless, wary, Each one cursing his adversary, With my slow blood dripping wet They fight from sunrise to sunset. And from sunset the fight goes on, I shiver … Continue reading

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The Poet As Hero by Siegfried Sassoon

You’ve heard me, scornful, harsh, and discontented, Mocking and loathing War: you’ve asked me why Of my old, silly sweetness I’ve repented— My ecstasies changed to an ugly cry. You are aware that once I sought the Grail, Riding in … Continue reading

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