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Foreboding (poem)

    FOREBODING   Hey old crow, What do you know? Can you hear the climate change? Can you smell the wind? Do you see the frost form In the clear sky?   Do you call the changes As bells … Continue reading

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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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The Superfluous Woman

“Ghosts crying down the vistas of the years, Recalling words Whose echoes long have died, And kind moss grown Over the sharp and blood-bespattered stones Which cut our feet upon the ancient ways.   But who will look for my … Continue reading

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The Lament of the Demobilised

“‘Four years,’ some say consolingly. ‘Oh,well, What’s that? You’re young. And then it must have been A very fine experience for you!’ And they forget How others stayed behind and just got on – Got on the better since we … Continue reading

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