Prose & Poetry - The Muse in Arms - To His Maid

"To His Maid" by F. W. Harvey 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".

Below is one of eleven poems featured within the Loving and Living section of the collection.

You can access other poems within the section via the sidebar to the right.

To His Maid
by F. W. Harvey

Since above Time, upon Eternity
The lovely essence of true loving's set,
Time shall not triumph over you and me,
Nor-though we pay his debt -
Shall Death hold mastery.

Your eyes are bright for ever. Your dark hair
Holds an eternal shade. Like a bright sword
Shall flame the vision of your strange sweet ways,
Cleaving the years : and even your smallest word
Lying forgotten with the things that were,
Shall glow and kindle, burning up the days.

"Devil Dogs" was the nickname given to the U.S. Marines by the German Army.

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