Monday, 12 September 2016

Summons to Youth - Rudolph Altrocchi

Exultant youths who would bewail or vaunt
   The odds of love, no longer waste your breath:
A greater feat now summons you than love
  Or life itself—it’s war, and war is death!

Rudolph Altrocchi (1882 - 1953) Italy
Source: Poetry: A Magazine of Verse 1912–22, edited by Harriet Monroe, 2011

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