Monthly Archives: January 2013

from “The Thousandth Man”

“One man in a thousand, Soloman says,        Will stick more close than a brother, And it’s worth while seeking him half your days      If you find him before the otherl. Nine hundred and ninety nine … Continue reading

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A Year and a Day

I shall remember miraculous things you said   My whole life through – Things to go unforgotten till I am dead;   But the hundredfold, adorable ways of you, The tilt of your chin for laughter, the turn of your … Continue reading

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Hedauville, November 1915

The sunshine on the long white road That ribboned down the hill, The velvet clematis that clung Around your window-sill Are waiting for you still. Again the shadowed pool shall break In dimples round your feet, And  when the thrush … Continue reading

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May Morning

The rising sun shone warmly on the tower; Into the clear pure heaven the hymn aspired, Piercingly sweet. This was the morning hour When life awoke with spring’s creative power, And the old city’s grey to gold was fired. Silently … Continue reading

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After World War I …

“Two campaigns seem to me at the present momentous and worthwhile – that for the equalisation of the position of women and that for economic security for the worker. [Yet] whoever puts his hand to the plough of the first … Continue reading

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Prayer after a crushing bereavement

“And lastly to me who am left to mourn his departure, grant that I may not sorrow as one without hope for my beloved who sleeps in Thee; but that, always remembering his courage, and the love that united us … Continue reading

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Fragment from the French trenches

“When you are a soldier you are one of two things, either at the front or behind the lines. If you are behind the lines you need not worry. If you are at the front you are one of two … Continue reading

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