Edmund Blunden

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

Edmund Blunden Poems

21. Concert Party: Busseboom 4/3/2010
22. Chinese Paper Knife 11/19/2003
23. Can you Remember? 4/3/2010
24. At Senlis Once 1/3/2003
25. April Byeway 4/3/2010
26. Almswomen 4/3/2010
27. A Country God 4/3/2010
28. 1916 seen from 1921 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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