Tuesday, December 29, 2009

Camouflage Poem | Wilcox

One of a number of popular poems that were first published during World War I, this one by American poet Ella Wheeler Wilcox (c1919)—

Camouflage is all the rage.
Ladies in their fight with age,
Soldiers in their fight with foes,
Demagogues who mask and pose
In the guise of statesmen—girls
Black of eyes with golden curls,
Politicians, votes in mind,
Smiling, affable and kind,
All use camouflage today.
As you go upon your way,
Walk with caution, move with care;
Camouflage is everywhere!