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Subject: DEFEAT
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DECLINE AND FALL, by JOHN FREDERICK NIMS    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: We had a city also. Hand in hand
Subject(s): City & Town Life; Ruins; Defeat


MEASURING LIFE, by HARRIET ELEANOR HAMILTON (BAILLE) KING    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: Measure thy life by loss instead of gain
Last Line: And whoso suffers most hath most to give.
Alternate Author Name(s): Hamilton-king, Harriet Eleanor
Variant Title(s): Love's Strength
Subject(s): Defeat; Religion; Sacrifices; Theology


SELF-CRITICISM IN FEBRUARY, by ROBINSON JEFFERS    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: The bay is not blue but sombre yellow
Last Line: Justice will prevail. I can tell lies in prose
Subject(s): Self-defeat; Self-knowledge; Disappointment


SELIMUS: ALONE, DEFEATED, by ROBERT GREENE    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: Shall selim's hope be buried in the dust?
Last Line: He'll turn more fiercely than before he came.
Subject(s): Defeat


TESTAMENT OF DEFEAT, by ALES DEBELJAK               
First Line: Are we the steam rising from the boiling cauldron or the tradition
Last Line: We're as tired as the thick ash snowing through the seasons
Subject(s): Defeat; Yugoslavia


VICTORY IN DEFEAT, by EDWIN MARKHAM    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: Defeat may serve as well as victory
Last Line: To stretch our spaces in the heart for joy.
Subject(s): Defeat; Grief; Happiness; Sorrow; Sadness; Joy; Delight


VICTORY MUST BE A SUMPREMELY GLORIOUS EXPERIENCE SAID A WOMAN TO THE DUKE OF WELLINGTON, by ANNE CARSON    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: 2:22 am too hot to sleep
Last Line: A defeat he replied
Subject(s): War; Hate; Fear; Defeat; Victory; Wellington, Duke Of


WE ARE THOSE PEOPLE, by ROBINSON JEFFERS    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: I have abhorred the wars and despised the liars, laughed at the frightened
Last Line: Our women uncover themselves to the grinning victors for bits of chocolate
Subject(s): War; Future; Defeat