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Why should the poet of these pregnant timesAround the year with Ella Wheeler Wilcox.
Be asked to sing of war's unholy crimes?
Are there not better themes in this great age
For pen of poet, or for voice of sage
Than those old tales of killing? Song is dumb
Only that greater song in time may come.
When comes the bard, he whom the world waits for,
He will not sing of War.
The Poet's Theme.