Goliath was a giant, the bully of his side, His coat of mail was brazen, his face was fierce with pride; And when a shepherd stripling to challenge him was fain, Eleven-foot Goliath ignored him in disdain. But David didn’t trouble, his heart was cool and glad, Though a sling and rounded pebbles were the only
Jessie Pope was born in 1868 in Leicester, England. She studied at the North London Collegiate School for Girls. She began writing articles and light, often humorous verse for Punch magazine and other popular publications. She is best known for her poetry of World War I, published in Jessie Pope’s War Poems (G. Richards, 1915) and More War Poems (G. Richards, 1915). Though Pope was widely read during the war, she is often vilified now for her poetry’s light-hearted, pro-war sentiments, especially in comparison to contemporaries such as Wilfred Owen and Siegfried Sassoon. She died on December 14, 1941, in Devon, England.