Treasure Island

Edmund Blunden

(1 November 1896 – 20 January 1974 / London / England)

Poems of Edmund Blunden

1. 1916 seen from 1921 1/3/2003
2. A Country God 4/3/2010
3. Almswomen 4/3/2010
4. April Byeway 4/3/2010
5. At Senlis Once 1/3/2003
6. Can you Remember? 4/3/2010
7. Chinese Paper Knife 11/19/2003
8. Concert Party: Busseboom 4/3/2010
9. First Rhymes 4/3/2010
10. Forefathers 1/3/2003
11. Harvest 1/3/2003
12. Perch Fishing 4/3/2010
13. Pillbox 4/3/2010
14. Pill-Box 4/3/2010
15. Premature Rejoicing 1/3/2003
16. Preparations For Victory 1/3/2003
17. Report on Experience 1/3/2003
18. The Ancre at Hamel: Afterwards 4/3/2010
19. The Child's Grave 4/3/2010
20. The Giant Puff-Ball 4/3/2010

Report on Experience

I have been young, and now am not too old;
And I have seen the righteous forsaken,
His health, his honour and his quality taken.
This is not what we were formerly told.

I have seen a green country, useful to the race,
Knocked silly with guns and mines, its villages vanished,
Even the last rat and the last kestrel banished -
God bless us all, this was peculiar grace.

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