The Great War

from Lest We Forget, an electronic edition

A Tribute from Italy.

Albert, thou standest where the storm-cloud lowers

Unvanquished in thy glorious defeat.

Oh! to strip Italy of all her flowers

And bring them to thy feet!

No deeper sorrow shall Italia know,

Whose sons for freedom's sake have fought and died,

Than this -- that in thine hour of darkest woe

She was not by thy side.