Richard Aldington

(8 July 1892 – 27 July 1962 / Portsmouth, Hampshire)

Richard Aldington Poems

1. Epilogue 1/3/2003
2. Lemures 1/3/2003
3. The Poplar 1/3/2003
4. Images 1/3/2003
5. At The British Museum 1/3/2003
6. Prelude 1/3/2003
7. Daisy 1/3/2003
8. Round-Pond 1/3/2003
9. The Faun Sees Snow For The First Time 1/3/2003
10. Childhood 1/3/2003
11. Goodbye! 1/3/2003
12. Bombardment 1/3/2003
Best Poem of Richard Aldington


Four days the earth was rent and torn
By bursting steel,
The houses fell about us;
Three nights we dared not sleep,
Sweating, and listening for the imminent crash
Which meant our death.

The fourth night every man,
Nerve-tortured, racked to exhaustion,
Slept, muttering and twitching,
While the shells crashed overhead.

The fifth day there came a hush;
We left our holes
And looked above the wreckage of the earth
To where the white clouds moved in silent lines
Across the untroubled blue.

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