At Rheims 24

by Robert Laurence Binyon

Laurence Binyon

But sudden in the hush between
Death and the doomed, there stands
Against those levelled guns a priest,
Gentle, with outstretched hands.
Be not as guilty as they ! he cries . . .
Each lets his weapon fall,
As if a vision showed him France
And vengeance vain and small.

Last updated January 14, 2019