Sunday, November 08, 2009

Remembrance Day

These hearts were woven of human joys and cares,
Washed marvellously with sorrow, swift to mirth.
The years had given them kindness. Dawn was theirs,
And sunset, and the colours of the earth.
These had seen movement, and heard music; known
Slumber and waking; loved; gone proudly friended;
Felt the quick stir of wonder; sat alone;
Touched flowers and furs and cheeks. All this is ended.
Rupert Brooke

All the more poignant this year with so many young men dying in Afghanistan.

1 comment:

Missus Wookie said...

We couldn't watch another episode of "the People's Century" and see more war deaths yesterday... saved it for tonight instead.

Such waste :(