"Some people say life is the thing, but I prefer reading"
- Logan Pearsall Smith
Sunday, November 11, 2012
Sunday Poetry - Remembrance Day
A quiet, reflective poem for Remembrance Day. Futility by Wilfred Owen. Lest We Forget.
Move him into the sun— Gently its touch awoke him once, At home, whispering of fields unsown. Always it woke him, even in France, Until this morning and this snow. If anything might rouse him now The kind old sun will know.
Think how it wakes the seeds,— Woke, once, the clays of a cold star. Are limbs, so dear-achieved, are sides, Full-nerved—still warm—too hard to stir? Was it for this the clay grew tall? —O what made fatuous sunbeams toil To break earth’s sleep at all?
I'm an avid reader who loves middlebrow fiction, 19th century novels, WWI & WWII literature, Golden Age mysteries & history. Other interests include listening to classical music, drinking tea, baking cakes & enjoying the antics of my cats, Lucky & Phoebe. Contact me at lynabby16AThotmailDOTcom or follow me on Twitter @lynabby16