Ernest Hemingway, Three Stories & Ten Poems (Dijon: Maurice Darantiere, 1923): 54. Facsimile edition by Contact Publishing, 1977. PS 3515 E37A15 Robarts Library.
1Soldiers never do die well;
2 Crosses mark the places --
3Wooden crosses where they fell,
4 Stuck above their faces.
5Soldiers pitch and cough and twitch --
6 All the world roars red and black;
7Soldiers smother in a ditch,
8] Gerogiannis (Complete Poems, p. 135, notes this reference to World War I gas attacks. Back to Line
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Poetry 21.iv (January 1923): 193-95.
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