“The Fight” by Robert Alden Sanborn

"The Fight"

Smoke—more smoke—thickening the air, staining

the air blue-grey, rising on waves of breath, and

falling, and filling the channels of breath, and red-

dening eyes.


Smoke—wreathing the rafters, lying in grey-blue

folds over the sloping bank of men—they may be

men over there, men's faces and bodies slanting

down to the parapet

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Robert Alden Sanborn's poem "The Fight" was published in the third Others anthology in 1920. To read this poem in full in a digitized version of this publication, follow the link(s) below: