Classic and Contemporary Poetry
EYELESS AND LIMBLESS AND SHATTERED, FR. CHARING CROSS, by CECIL EDRIC MORNINGTON ROBERTS Poet's Biography
First Line: And here is the end of it all, and we count the loss
Last Line: That science should skilfully mend what it skilfully shatters.
Subject(s): War Injuries
And here is the end of it all, and we count the loss
Recording the glory, forgetting this human refuse
Left by extravagant warborne away in the night
Swiftly and silently. God! here again at a cross
Crucified man in a dark world dies; the sight
Burns to the brain, and I cry, as once One cried
"My God! My God! why hast Thou forsaken me?"then
I watch with dumb anguish the endless procession of men,
The remnants picked up from the waste in the fields: they who died
Flow no more in the stream, they can rest; and only it matters
That Science should skilfully mend what it skilfully shatters.
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