It’s National Poetry Day. This is my favourite poem. What’s yours? #nationalpoetryday
Today is National Poetry Day. This is my favourite poem. What’s yours?
- The life that I have
- Is all that I have
- And the life that I have
- Is yours.
- The love that I have
- Of the life that I have
- Is yours and yours and yours.
- A sleep I shall have
- A rest I shall have
- Yet death will be but a pause.
- For the peace of my years
- In the long green grass
- Will be yours and yours and yours.
- Leo Marks
This poem was written by Leo Marks and used a code poem during World War Two. He wrote it on Christmas Eve 1943 in memory of his girlfriend Ruth who had just been killed in a plane crash in Canada. In March 1944 it was issued by Marks, who worked for Britain’s Special Operations Executive to French SOE agent Violette Szabo, who was eventually captured, tortured and killed by the Nazis.