The Great War

from Great Poems of the World War, an electronic edition

With the Same Pride

ONE star for all she had,

And in her heart

One wound--yet is she glad

For all its smart

As they are glad who bear

The pangs of birth

That a new soul and fair

May come to earth,

Seeing she, too, was one

Who from Death's strife

Granted her first-born son

Proudly to Life.

Now with that very faith

Life justified,

She grants a son to Death

With the same pride