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Noun
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trivial, feeble, silly, or tedious talk or writing.
verb (used without object), twad·dled, twad·dling.
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Art Therapy is Heart Therapy ~ TwinkleToes2day (aka mo)

Sunday, November 09, 2014

We will remember them

For The Fallen

With proud thanksgiving, a mother for her children,
England mourns for her dead across the sea.
Flesh of her flesh they were, spirit of her spirit,
Fallen in the cause of the free.

Solemn the drums thrill; Death august and royal
Sings sorrow up into immortal spheres,
There is music in the midst of desolation
And a glory that shines upon our tears.

They went with songs to the battle, they were young,
Straight of limb, true of eye, steady and aglow.
They were staunch to the end against odds uncounted;
They fell with their faces to the foe.

They shall grow not old, as we that are left grow old:
Age shall not weary them, nor the years condemn.

At the going down of the sun and in the morning
We will remember them.

They mingle not with their laughing comrades again;
They sit no more at familiar tables of home;
They have no lot in our labour of the day-time;
They sleep beyond England's foam.

But where our desires are and our hopes profound,
Felt as a well-spring that is hidden from sight,
To the innermost heart of their own land they are known
As the stars are known to the Night;

As the stars that shall be bright when we are dust,
Moving in marches upon the heavenly plain;
As the stars that are starry in the time of our darkness,
To the end, to the end, they remain.

by Laurence Binyon

21 comments:

  1. Great post. Yes, we have to remember and hope it doesn't happen again! Hugs, Valerie

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    1. Thank you Valerie. I sure hope that it never will ((hugs)) :o)

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  2. What a fantastic tribute to the fallen and to Remembrance Day.

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    1. Thank you Sue, it was first published in The Times newspaper on September 21st 1914.

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  4. Thank you for sharing this beautiful poem Mo, we so often only see a small part of it. Hugs, Anne xx

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  5. Well said, and remembered. (Lovely card.)

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  6. What a beautiful, beautiful tribute. xx

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    1. Thank you so much Alexandra. I just started playing, with something else in mind, but as it evolved, I knew what it would end up being. ((hugs)) x

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  7. Very well done for today, Mo, and thanks for giving us the whole poem, I've only read extracts before.

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    1. Thank you so much Sheila. It's a beautiful poem and never fails to move me. I'm glad you enjoyed it. :o)

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    1. Thank you. It is a beautiful poem Lynn. xx

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