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Mayor, "Spring 1917"

Spring 1917

It is spring.
The buds break softly, silently.
This evening
The air is pink with the low sun,
And birds sing.

Do we believe
Men are now killing, dying--
This evening,
While the sky is pink with the low sun,
And birds sing?

No…
So they go on killing, dying,
This evening,
And through summer, autumn, winter,
And through spring.

--Beatrice Mayor
Tags: women's war poetry, wwi
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