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57304: Wan, fragile faces of joy!

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Wan, fragile faces of joy!
Pitiful mouths that strive
To light with smiles the place
We dream we walk alive.
To you I stretch my hands,
Hands shut in pitiless trance
In a land of ruin and woe,
The desolate land of France.
Dear faces startled and shaken,
Out of wild dust and sounds
You yearn to me, lure and sadden
My heart with futile bounds.|

In some editions this poem has been called 'Home - Thoughts from France'.

History

Identifier

3282.txt

Creator

Rosenberg, Isaac (1890-1918)

Date

1977

Date Created

01/01/1977

Temporal Date

31/12/1977

Type

Poem

Rights

The Isaac Rosenberg Literary Estate. As published in Rosenberg, Isaac; Bottomley, Gordon [ed.]; Harding, Denys [ed.], The Collected Poems of Isaac Rosenberg. London: Chatto and Windus, 1977. Preliminaries and editorial matter omitted.

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ProQuest

Publisher

The First World War Poetry Digital Archive

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