Poetry Explorer- Classic Contemporary Poetry, TOMBE DES ANGLAIS, by HAGAR PAUL

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TOMBE DES ANGLAIS, by                    
First Line: Sleep, in this forest plot
Last Line: This side of heaven.
Subject(s): Death; France; Sacrifices; Soldiers; War; Dead, The

Sleep, in this forest plot,
Unknown for ever.
Though France forgetteth not
Your last endeavour,
Your own shall find the spot
Never, ah, never!

Sun on the forest wide,
But not for your seeing,
Nor how down each green ride
Red deer go fleeing.
Bright youth, a martyr, died,
France, in thy freeing.

Boyhood's scarce conscious breath
Cheerfully given—
None to record each death,
How each had striven—
Greater love no man hath
This side of Heaven.

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