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I have perceived much beauty
In the hoarse oaths that kept our courage straight; ...
War brought more glory to their eyes than blood,
And gave their laughs more glee than shakes a child.
These men are worth
Your tears: You are not worth their merriment.
I, too, saw God through mud--
To-night, His frost will fasten on this mud and us,
Shriveling many hands, puckering foreheads crisp. ...
Pale flakes with fingering stealth come feeling for our faces--
We cringe in holes, back on forgotten dreams, and stare, snow ...
We only know war lasts, rain soaks, and clouds sag stormy.
Heart, you were never hot
Nor large, nor full like hearts made great with shot;
Your slender attitude
Trembles not exquisite like limbs knife-skewed,
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