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First Line: The grim dawn lightens thin bleak clouds

The grim dawn lightens thin bleak clouds;
In the hill-clefts beyond the flooded meadows
Lies death-pale, death-still mist.
We trudge along wearily,
Heavy with lack of sleep,
Spiritless, yet with pretence of gaiety.
The sun brings crimson to the colourless sky;
Light shines from brass and steel-
We trudge on wearily-
O God, end this bleak anguish
Soon, soon, with vivid crimson death,
End it in mist-pale sleep!

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