Charles Hamilton Sorley (19 May 1895 – 13 October 1915 / Aberdeen, Scotland)
Poems of Charles Hamilton Sorley
|1.||A Letter From the Trenches to a School Friend||4/16/2010|
|2.||All the Hills and Vales Along||1/3/2003|
|7.||Saints Have Adored the Lofty Soul of You||1/3/2003|
|8.||Such, Such Is Death||1/3/2003|
|9.||The Song of the Ungirt Runners||1/3/2003|
|12.||When You See Millions of the Mouthless Dead||1/3/2003|
Such, Such Is Death
Such, such is Death: no triumph: no defeat:
Only an empty pail, a slate rubbed clean,
A merciful putting away of what has been.
And this we know: Death is not Life, effete,
Life crushed, the broken pail. We who have seen
So marvellous things know well the end not yet.
Victor and vanquished are a-one in death: