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Against Richard Dehmel I ask that the words of an even greater poet be remembered: 'Seed for the planting must not be ground.'" The children in this image can be seen as the seeds of hope for their nation. Their mothers are trying to protect them from being "ground" by the voracious appetite of war. 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