We Will Remember Them

Poppies At RHS Wisley

Move him into the sun –
Gently its touch awoke him once,
At home, whispering of fields unsown.
Always it woke him, even in France,
Until this morning and this snow.
If anything might rouse him now
The kind old sun will know.

Think how it wakes the seeds, –
Woke, once, the clays of a cold star.
Are limbs, so dear-achieved, are sides,
Full-nerved – still warm – too hard to stir?
Was it for this the clay grew tall?
– O what made fatuous sunbeams toil
To break earth’s sleep at all?


Futility by Wilfred Owen

Photograph taken at RHS Wisley

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3 Responses to “We Will Remember Them”

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  2. annjenny August 4, 2014 @ 6:49 pm (#)

    Beautiful photo and very poignant words from Wilfred Owen.

    • Victoria Wildman replied: — August 5th, 2014 @ 8:21 am

      A very moving day.  I was also thinking a lot about current events in making that choice.

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