Edmund Blunden

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

Poems of Edmund Blunden

21. The Midnight Skaters 1/3/2003
22. The Poor Man's Pig 4/3/2010
23. The Survival 1/3/2003
24. The Watchers 4/3/2010
25. The Zonnebeke Road 4/3/2010
26. Thiepval Wood 4/3/2010
27. To Joy 1/3/2003
28. Vlamertinghe: Passing the Chateau 1/3/2003

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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