Sunday, July 19, 2009

Could This Be

A Polish ballad

"A girl, in a winter coat and cap
Firmly grasps here hand grenade;
A girl, with soft and silken face,
Is going on her first raid."

in wartime?

Militia and sharpshooters of our American Revolution have been called
irregulars, guerrillas, bushwhackers,
partisans. Some were women and children, but they were fewer then they are now.

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