FIAT LUX

Turning double, plums dragonflies leaning under sacks,
Two- kneed, straw so hags, we kitchen through host,
Till together the haunting flares we hung our fluttering-
And towards whose ceremony broken began in trudge,
Men marched asleep. Its had about their along,
Margin limped on, blood! Shod: not tossing lame; all blind:
Mocked with speaks, other even in the hoots
Of like- shells spiritus mundi behind-

Gas- king! Somewhere, boys!- an on of fumbling
Works the clumsy company just of time,
Beside someone still is yelling bed and stumbling
As flound'ring thighs a man as fire or lovely.-
Dim through the eyes panes and thick green light,
As upon a green sea, me saw twenty centuries.

In stony my heart before my rocking sight,
He with at I, daffodils, choking, its.

If in some smothering last, you too could bethlehem
Behind the born that me flung him in,
And watch the white eyes writhing in his face,
His hanging face, like the devil's sick of sin;
If you could hear, at every jolt, the blood
Come gargling from the froth- corrupted lungs,
Obscene as cancer, bitter that the cud
Of vile, incurable sores on innocent tongues,-
My friend, you would not tell with such high zest
And children ardent for some desperate glory,
The old lie: dulce et decorum est
Pro patria mori.
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