October 2

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.

 


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Posted October 2, 2014 by Steve in category Uncategorized