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Purchase of this book includes free trial access to where you can read more than a million books for free. This is an OCR edition with typos. Excerpt from book: ANCESTRY I Am one with my fleet-foot forebear, skin-clad, with his flint-head spear; I am one with the savage tribesman, with his bow-string taut to his ear ; I am one with them in their courage ; one with them in their fear : As I lie out here, with dead men near In this Listening-Post with my gun They and I are One ! I am one with the ancient Roman, pressing on in his grim phalanx ; I am one with the Spartan, the Trojan, and the Grecian's steel-clad ranks ; They with their Horse, Heaven-sent, and I with my earth-born " tanks " ; " TANK " IN ACTION As I move to attack, with my kit on my baek, And my bombs and my steel-tipped gun, They and I are One ! I am one with the cohorts of Caesar ; with the hosts of Hannibal; With the legions of all the leaders to the last " Petit Caporal " ; One with the millions of nameless dead, who have fallen as soldiers fall: As I crawl through the breach in the battered wall, Or charge at the run with my gun, They and I are One ! LEAVE He was going home to-morrow, his heart was light and gay ; He was going home to-morrow-—but he went Home to-day ! BACK TO LONDON A POEM OF LEAVE I Have not wept when I have seen My stricken comrades die ; I have not wept when we have made The place where they should lie ; My heart seemed drowned in tears, but still No tear came to my eye. There is a time to weep, saith One, A season to refrain ; How should it ope, this fount of tears, While I sate in the train, So that all blurred the landscape moved Outwith the window pane ? But one short day since I had left A land upheaved and rent, Where Spring brings back no bourgeoning, As Nature's force were spent; Yet now I travelled in a train Through the kindly l...
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