Treasure Island

Keith Douglas

(January 24, 1920 – June 9, 1944 / Tunbridge Wells, Kent)

Poems of Keith Douglas

1. Cairo Jag 1/13/2003
2. How To Kill 12/18/2003
3. The Knife 12/18/2003
4. Vergissmeinnicht 1/13/2003
5. Villanelle Of Spring Bells 1/13/2003

Vergissmeinnicht

Three weeks gone and the combatants gone
returning over the nightmare ground
we found the place again, and found
the soldier sprawling in the sun.

The frowning barrel of his gun
overshadowing. As we came on
that day, he hit my tank with one
like the entry of a demon.

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