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“A Consecration,” John Masefield

A Consecration Not of the princes and prelates with periwigged charioteers Riding triumphantly laurelled to lap the fat of the years,– Rather the scorned—the rejected—the men hemmed in with the spears; The men of the tattered battalion which fights till … Continue reading

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“The Island of Skyros,” John Masefield

The Island of Skyros Here, where we stood together, we three men, Before the war had swept us to the East Three thousand miles away, I stand again And hear the bells, and breathe, and go to feast. We trod … Continue reading

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