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Poem by John McCrae


Quebec


-1908



Of old, like Helen, guerdon of the strong --
Like Helen fair, like Helen light of word, --
ФThe spoils unto the conquerors belong.
Who winneth me must win me by the sword.Ф

Grown old, like Helen, once the jealous prize
That strong men battled for in savage hate,
Can she look forth with unregretful eyes,
Where sleep Montcalm and Wolfe beside her gate?



John McCrae


John McCrae's other poems:
  1. The Harvest of the Sea
  2. The Shadow of the Cross
  3. Anarchy
  4. The Dead Master
  5. The Oldest Drama


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