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August 1914
(25 November 1890 – 1 April 1918 / Bristol / England)

August 1914

What in our lives is burnt
In the fire of this?
The heart’s dear granary?
The much we shall miss?

Three lives hath one life –
Iron, honey, gold.
The gold, the honey gone –
Left is the hard and cold.

Iron are our lives
Molten right through our youth.
A burnt space through ripe fields
A fair mouth’s broken tooth

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Comments (6)

The gold, honey gone Left is the hard and cold.
Even heavier than Keith Reed of the Procol Harum!
Excellent poem of poetic beauty. Thanks for sharing.
Through our youth! ! Thanks for sharing this poem with us.
a poem that is hard as iron with broken dreams in tow? ............superbly written.
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