Prose & Poetry - The Muse in Arms - Songs
First published in London in November 1917 and reprinted in February 1918 The Muse in Arms comprised, in the words of editor E. B. Osborne:
"A collection of war poems, for the most part written in the field of action, by seamen, soldiers, and flying men who are serving, or have served, in the Great War".
Of the book's total of 131 poems this category - Songs - contains seven. Each can be accessed using the sidebar to the right. Each of the poems in Songs deal with aspects relating to music and the optimism often associated with music.
Summarised below is a list of the poems available within this category:
- F. W. Harvey - The Soldier Speaks
- Joseph Lee - The Drum
- Dynely Hussey - Home-coming
- F. W. Harvey - In Flanders
- Joseph Lee - The Broken Heart
- Charles Scott-Moncrieff - The Willow-tree Bough
- Edward Shanks - Low Germany
A 'Toasting Fork' was a bayonet, often used for the named purpose.
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