To fight aloud is very brave

To fight aloud, is very brave –
But gallanter, I know
Who charge within the bosom
The Calvary of Wo –

Who win, and nations do not see –
Who fall – and none observe –
Whose dying eyes, no Country
Regards with patriot love –

We trust, in plumed procession
For such, the Angels go –
Rank after Rank, with even feet –
And Uniforms of snow.

— Emily Dickenson

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