Thoughtful Snippets

Discussion in 'Military History and Militaria' started by HantsTiger, Dec 29, 2004.

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  1. I have a hobby of writing down in a notebook all the meaning stuff I hear about soldiering etc. Found this in a book the other day and thought Id share it...

    'I cannot come to you today' (From a Polish WW2 song)
    If I should not return, let my brother sow the seeds next spring.
    As the moss shrouds my bones, so will i enrich the earth.
    One morning, go into the field and take a rye-stalk into your hand, kiss it as you would your beloved.
    I will live on in the sheaves of grain.

    Anybody got any more stuff like this?
  2. HantsTiger,

    As much as it's unlike me to post anything remotely sensible, check out some of Alun Lewis' poetry. He was a second world war officer who killed himself in India. Some of the lines in his collections are so poigniant it is amazing he was never accepted or discussed with other great war poets (Sassoon, Owen etc).

    I do have an anthology and will copy out some of the more pertinent poems if you want to add to your collection.....

    Right back to badger baiting.