Robert Graves describes the terrible deterioration of young officers at the front with a clinical clarity devoid of self-pity.
We shall go mad, no doubt, and die that way..
Children are dumb to say how hot the day is,. How hot the scent is of the summer rose..
She was rescued from the Titanic; caught up in the Russian Revolution; demonstrated with the suffragettes, drove ambulances during WW1, became the first woman barrister ever to speak at the Old Bailey, and almost in passing, founded the WVS. Even though she has never to my knowledge appeared on I’m a Celebrity, Get me out […]
These are wonderful women, all of them – and we should be celebrating them as loudly as we can. They give our daughters and granddaughters role models of rather more use than the empty celebrities they are encouraged to adore.
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One of the great poems of all time.
At the going down of the sun and in the morning We will remember them.
What passing-bells for these who die as cattle?
Was it for this the clay grew tall? – O what made fatuous sunbeams toil To break earth’s sleep at all?