Katharine Lee Bates

Here you will find the Poem Fodder for Cannon of poet Katharine Lee Bates

Fodder for Cannon

Bodies glad, erect, 
Beautiful with youth, 
Life's elect, 
Nature's truth, 
Marching host on host, 
Those bright, unblemished ones, 
Manhood's boast, 
Feed them to the guns. 

Hearts and brains that teem 
With blessing for the race, 
Thought and dream, 
Vision, grace, 
Oh, love's best and most, 
Bridegrooms, brothers, sons, 
Host on host 
Feed them to the guns.