World War Poetry – Day Twenty Nine

First World War Centenary

On the 11th November 2018, we reach the centenary year of World War One.

100 years since the end of conflict.

“On the centenary of the Armistice we will give thanks for peace and for those that returned, and remember the sacrifice of the 800,000 soldiers who died”

Below is a copy of G.K. Chesterton’s, Elegy in a Country Courtyard – this is the 29th World War One Poem I have published on my home-page in remembrance of our upcoming Centenary celebrations.

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Elegy in a Country Courtyard

By G.K. Chesterton
The men that worked for England
They have their graves at home:
And birds and bees of England
About the cross can roam.
But they that fought for England,
Following a falling star,
Alas, alas for England
They have their graves afar.
And they that rule in England,
In stately conclave met,
Alas, alas for England
They have no graves as yet.

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