Stephan Stephansson

(1853 - 1927 / Iceland)

Poems of Stephan Stephansson

1. Canada 1/1/2004
2. In Wartime 1/1/2004
3. When I Was an Editor 1/1/2004

When I Was an Editor

So maudlin, with pity and pathos I stood
If someone who erred got the lashes;
If hanged, I'd weep over the ashes.
With vocal dispraise such injustice I viewed

But somehow as soon as the war-craze ensued,
When slaughter en masse was the popular mood
And corpses all over the planet were strewed,
With dumb indecision I stood.

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