Elizabeth Daryush

(8 December 1887 - 7 April 1977 / Oxford / England)

Subalterns - Poem by Elizabeth Daryush

She said to one: ‘How glows
My heart at the hot thought
Of battle’s glorious throes!’
He said: ‘For us who fought
Are icy memories
That must for ever freeze
The sunny hours they bought.’

She said to one: ‘How light
Must your freed heart be now,
After the heavy fight!”
He said: ‘Well I don’t know…..
The war gave one a shake,
Somehow, knocked one awake…..
Now. life’s so deadly slow.’


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Poem Submitted: Monday, April 12, 2010



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