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Chapitre n° 14 - (VERSO)


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The Last Prayer

L.M. Montgomery

(A young soldier was found mortally wounded on the field after a hard-fought battle. As they bent over him he opened his eyes and murmuring, « Now I lay me down to sleep, » died).

The carnage of the battlefield was done,
Behind the red hills sank the shamed sun,
And shuddering nature drew across her sight,


La première page de l’ébauche de Montgomery de « The Last Prayer » (La dernière prière). On peut lire tout le poème dans A World of Songs: Selected Poems, 1894-1921, sous la direction de Benjamin Lefebvre, University of Toronto Press, 2019.