Poetry Explorer- Classic Contemporary Poetry, WAR, by GRACE ELLERY CHANNING-STETSON

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First Line: The great republic goes to war
Last Line: The great republic comes from war!
Subject(s): War

THE great Republic goes to war,
But spring still comes as spring has done,
And all the summer months will run
Their summer sequence as before;
And every bird will build its nest,
The sun sink daily in the west,
And rising eastward bring new day
In the old way.
But ah, those dawns will have a light,
Those western skies burn golden bright,
With what a note the birds will sing,
And winter's self be turned to spring
Than any springtime sweeter far,
When once again, calm entering,
The great Republic comes from war!

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