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Language: English

October's bellowing anger breaks and cleaves  
The bronzed battalions of the stricken wood  
In whose lament I hear a voice that grieves  
For battle's fruitless harvest, and the feud  
Of outraged men. Their lives are like the leaves
Scattered in flocks of ruin, tossed and blown  
Along the westering furnace flaring red.  
O martyred youth and manhood overthrown,  
The burden of your wrongs is on my head.

Translation(s): FRE

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Confirmed with Siegfried Sassoon, COUNTER-ATTACK and other poems, E.P .Dutton and company, New York, 1918, page 48

Submitted by Emily Ezust [Administrator] and Pierre Mathé [Guest Editor]


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  • FRE French (Français) (Pierre Mathé) , title 1: "Automne", copyright ©, (re)printed on this website with kind permission

Text added to the website: 2008-10-19.
Last modified: 2017-01-03 09:32:59
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