Henry Reed

(22 February 1914 - 8 December 1986 / Birmingham)

Henry Reed Poems

1. Naming of Parts 1/7/2004
2. Lessons of the War 1/3/2003
3. Judging Distances 1/3/2003
4. Unarmed Combat 1/3/2003
5. The Door and the Window 1/3/2003
6. Chard Whitlow 1/3/2003
7. The Auction Sale 1/3/2003
8. Sailor's Harbor 1/3/2003
9. Returning of Issue 1/3/2003
10. Psychological Warfare 1/3/2003
11. Morning 1/3/2003
12. A Map of Verona 1/3/2003
13. Movement of Bodies 1/3/2003

Judging Distances

Not only how far away, but the way that you say it
Is very important. Perhaps You may never get
The knack of judging a distance, but at least you know
How to report on a landscape: the central sector,
The right of the arc and that, which we had last Tuesday,
And at least you know

That maps are of time, not place, so far as the army
Happens to be concerned-- the reason being,

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