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Frederic Lawrence Knowles: The New Age. The victory which is peace.

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Anti-war essays, poems, short stories and literary excerpts

American writers on peace and against war

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Frederic Lawrence Knowles
The New Age

When navies are forgotten
And fleets are useless things,
When the dove shall warm her bosom
Beneath the eagle’s wings,

When memory of battles
At last is strange and old,
When nations have one banner
And creeds have found one fold,

When the Hand that sprinkles midnight
With its powdered drift of suns
Has hushed this tiny tumult
Of sects and swords and guns;

Then Hate’s last note of discord
In all God’s worlds shall cease,
In the conquest which is service,
In the victory which is peace!

 

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