Poetry Explorer- Classic Contemporary Poetry, FROM FRANCE, by ISAAC ROSENBERG

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First Line: The spirit drank the cafe lights
Last Line: And this is life in france.
Subject(s): World War I - France

The spirit drank the café lights;
All the hot life that glittered there,
And heard men say to women gay,
'Life is just so in France'.

The spirit dreams of café lights,
And golden faces and soft tones,
And hears men groan to broken men,
'This is not Life in France'.

Heaped stones and a charred signboard shows
With grass between and dead folk under,
And some birds sing, while the spirit takes wing.
And this is Life in France.

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