11th hour , 11th day , 11th month, 2023 (General)

by slowhands @, proud of his ancient Dean Forest roots, Saturday, November 11, 2023, 07:45 (111 days ago)

When you go home tell them of us and say -
For your tomorrow we gave our today

The Soldier

If I should die, think only this of me:
That there's some corner of a foreign field
That is for ever England. There shall be
In that rich earth a richer dust concealed;
A dust whom England bore, shaped, made aware,
Gave, once, her flowers to love, her ways to roam,
A body of England's, breathing English air,
Washed by the rivers, blest by suns of home.

And think, this heart, all evil shed away,
A pulse in the eternal mind, no less
Gives somewhere back the thoughts by England given;
Her sights and sounds; dreams happy as her day;
And laughter, learnt of friends; and gentleness,
In hearts at peace, under an English heaven.

Rupert Brooke 1887 - 1915

Rupert was one of the Dymock Poets

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Ἀριστοτέλης A Gloster Boy in the Forest of Dean ><((((*>

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