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Short poem

Geoffrey Anketell Studdert Kennedy (1883-1929)


              1There's a soul in the Eternal,
              2Standing stiff before the King.
              3There's a little English maiden
              4     Sorrowing.
              5There's a proud and tearless woman,
              6Seeing pictures in the fire.
              7There's a broken battered body
              8     On the wire.

Online text copyright © 2003, Ian Lancashire for the Department of English, University of Toronto.
Published by the Web Development Group, Information Technology Services, University of Toronto Libraries.

Original text: "Woodbine Willy" [Rev. G. A. Studdert Kennedy], Rough Rhymes of a Padre (London: Hodder and Stoughton, 1919): 39. 1919/5/85 Cambridge University Library
First publication date: 1918
RPO poem editor: Ian Lancashire
RP edition: 2002
Recent editing: 1:2002/11/17

Composition date: 1914 - 1918
Rhyme: abcbdefe

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