The Great War

from Songs & Sonnets for England in War Time, an electronic edition

A Cap to Fit the Kaiser

Impiger, iracundus, inexorabilis, acer,

Fura neget sibi nata, nihil non arroget armis.

(ARS POETICA 12)

Eager, implacable, untired,

By pride and anger quickly fired,

He laughs at laws and plighted word,

His sole arbitrament the sword.