Geoffrey Anketell Studdert Kennedy
Geoffrey Anketell Studdert Kennedy Poems
- Easter There was rapture of spring in the morning When we ...
- Well? Our Padre were a solemn bloke, We called 'im dismal ...
- Woodbine Willie They gave me this name like their ...
- What's The Use Of A Cross To '... Parson says I'm to make 'im...
- What's The Good? Well, I've done my bit o' scrappin', And ...
- A Sermon My brethren, the ways of God No man can ...
- To Stretcher Bearers Easy does it — bit o' trench 'ere, Mind...
Geoffrey Anketell Studdert Kennedy, MC (June 27, 1883 - March 8, 1929), was an Anglican priest and poet. He was nicknamed 'Woodbine Willie' during World War I for giving Woodbine cigarettes along with spiritual aid to injured and dying soldiers.
Born in Leeds in 1883, Kennedy was the seventh of nine children born to Jeanette Anketell and William Studdert Kennedy, a vicar in Leeds. He ... more »
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There was rapture of spring in the morning
When we told our love in the wood,
For you were the spring in my heart, dear lad.
And I vowed that my life was good.
But there's winter of war in the evening,
And lowering clouds overhead,
There's wailing of wind in the chimney nook,
And I vow that my life lies dead.
For the sun may shine on the meadow lands
And the dog rose bloom in the lanes,
But I've only weeds in my garden, lad,
Wild weeds that are rank with the rains.
One solace there is for me, sweet but faint,
As it floats on the wind of the years,