(22 June 1888 - 4 July 1916 / New York City, New York)

Drunken Coachman

Unwashed
Drinks:
Mother-of-pearl
Sees:

Bitter
Law,
Carriage
Falls!

Woman
Tumbles:
Loin

Bleeds:
- Whimpers!
Outcry.


Original French


Cocher ivre


Pouacre
Boit :
Nacre
Voit :

Acre
Loi,
Fiacre
Choit !

Femme
Tombe :
Lombe

Saigne :
- Clame !
Geigne.

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Comments (9)

This was a great poet who followed his heart. When World War I broke out he could not wait for America to get involved. He dropped out of Harvard and went to Join the British Army but they would not take him because he was not a British citizen. They recommended he join the French Foreign Legion. The rest they say is history.
Tragic wisdom beautifully and clearly written.
Thanks to Terry Craddock for his excellent comment below. It would be nice if there were a poet's note or some kind of explanation as to what the word 'Maktoob' means in Arabic. Those of you who speak Arabic, can you tell us? Thanks.
The real war hero poem and events so accurately created into.
Nice dedication to the HERO who lead his life to serve and live in heart, nicely penned...10
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