Champs d'Honneur

Original Text: 
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
Publication Start Year: 
Publication Notes: 
Poetry 21.iv (January 1923): 193-95.
RPO poem Editors: 
Ian Lancashire
RPO Edition: 
RPO 1999.