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Poem Title:  Dead Man's Dump

Poem Category:  War Poems

Poet:  Isaac Rosenberg

Poet Biography: 
Isaac Rosenberg (1890-1918) was an English born Poet. Killed in action in the First World War he is regarded as one of the greats of the "war poets"



Poem: 
The plunging limbers over the shattered track
Racketed with their rusty freight,
Stuck out like many crowns of thorns,
And the rusty stakes like sceptres old
To stay the flood of brutish men
Upon our brothers dear.

The wheels lurched over sprawled dead
But pained them not, though their bones crunched,
Their shut mouths made no moan.
They lie there huddled, friend and foeman,
Man born of man, and born of woman,
And shells go crying over them
From night till night and now.

Earth has waited for them,
All the time of their growth
Fretting for their decay:
Now she has them at last!
In the strength of their strength
Suspended


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