Days of the dead men, Danny.
Drum for the dead, drum on your
- remembering heart.
Jaurès, a great love-heart of France,
- a slug of lead in the red valves.
Kitchener of Khartoum, tall, cold, proud,
- a shark's mouthful.
Franz Josef, the old man of forty haunted
- kingdoms, in a tomb with the Hapsburg
- fathers, moths eating a green uniform
- to tatters, worms taking all and leaving
- only bones and gold buttons, bones and
- iron crosses.
Jack London, Jim Riley, Verhaeren, riders to
- the republic of dreams.
Days of the dead, Danny.
Drum on your remembering heart.
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