The Poets & The War XLII
The War Illustrated, Volume 4, No. 71, Page 10, January 10, 1941.
Greece, undismayed, in ages gone.
Saved, the world's soul at Marathon.
A darkness greater than before
Seeks to eclipse the world once more:
So Greece, in fearless, swift disdain,
Strikes for the soul of man again.
– Daily Telegraph
We shall not speak of triumph when the tale is told
Nor lift our eyes to some immortal flame.
Our hearts are in the shelters where the long hours gave
A greater power to some quite common name.
Now England's moat is manned;
On every tower
The yeomen of an island country stand
And wait the hour.
Now wonder dies away and through the land
Fair mistress pleasure sleeps withing her bower.