The Great War

from The Man Who Saw, an electronic edition

The Fields of the Future

'THOUGH gone the ancient gear of War--though men

Fight not with axe, and mace, and clanging targe--

Still does the ancient war-rage goad them, when

The bugles sound a charge.

To that primæval passion may we yet

Give ampler range, in fields of vaster marge !

'Gainst War itself, when this war passes, let

Our bugles sound a charge.