Prose & Poetry - The Muse in Arms - A People Renewed

"A People Renewed" by F.W. Harvey First published in London in November 1917 and reprinted in February 1918 The Muse in Arms comprised, in the words of editor E. B. Osborne:

"A collection of war poems, for the most part written in the field of action, by seamen, soldiers, and flying men who are serving, or have served, in the Great War".

Below is one of eleven poems featured within The Future Hope section of the collection.

You can access other poems within the section via the sidebar to the right.

A People Renewed
by F.W. Harvey

Now these like men shall live,
And like to princes fall.
They take what Fate will give
At this great festival.

And since at length they find
That life is sweet indeed,
They cast it on the wind
To serve their country's need.

See young "Adventure" there
("Make-money-quick" that was)
Hurls down his gods that were
For Honour and the Cross!

Old "Grab-at-Gold" lies low
In Flanders. And again
(Because men will it so)
England is ruled by Men.

"ANZAC" was coined in 1915 from the initials of the Australian and New Zealand Army Corps.

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Muse in Arms

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