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Thursday, April 23, 2015

Remembrance of War - X

LOST IN FRANCE: JO'S REQUIEM

He had the ploughman's strength
in the grasp of his hand:
He could see a crow
three miles away,
and the trout beneath the stone.
He could hear the green oats growing,
and the south-west wind making rain.
He could hear the wheel upon the hill
when it left the level road.
He could make a gate, and dig a pit,
And plough as straight as stone can fall.
And he is dead.

- Ernest Rhys

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