Henry Reed

(22 February 1914 - 8 December 1986 / Birmingham)

Poems of Henry Reed

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