Poetry Explorer- Classic Contemporary Poetry, WAR IS KIND: 23, by STEPHEN CRANE

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WAR IS KIND: 23, by                 Poet's Biography
First Line: There was a land where lived no violets
Last Line: "there are no violets here."
Variant Title(s): The Violets
Subject(s): Flowers; Violets; War

THERE was a land where lived no violets.
A traveller at once demanded: "Why?"
The people told him:
"Once the violets of this place spoke thus:
'Until some woman freely gives her lover
To another woman
We will fight in bloody scuffle.'"
Sadly the people added:
"There are no violets here."

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