Belgium

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Belgium was published in the anthology, A Treasury of War Poetry: British and American Poems of the World War 1914-1917 (1917).
An illustration for the story Belgium by the author Edith Wharton
Ypres, Belgium after WWI, destroyed Cloth Hall, built 1200
An illustration for the story Belgium by the author Edith Wharton
Ypres, Belgium after WWI, destroyed Cloth Hall, built 1200
An illustration for the story Belgium by the author Edith Wharton
La Belgique ne regrette rien

Not with her ruined silver spires,
Not with her cities shamed and rent,
Perish the imperishable fires
That shape the homestead from the tent.
Wherever men are staunch and free,
There shall she keep her fearless state,
And homeless, to great nations be
The home of all that makes them great.

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