Rememberance Day: Now you too………




Now you too……

by Eleanor Farjeon in memory of Edward Thomas who died in the First World War.

Now that you too must shortly go the way

Which in these bloodshot years uncounted men

Have gone in vanishing armies day by day,

And in their numbers will not come again:

I must not strain the moments of our meeting

Striving for each look, each accent, not to miss,

Or question of our parting and our greeting,

Is this the last of all? is this –  or this?


Last sight of all it may be with these eyes,

Last touch, last hearing, since eyes, hands, and ears,

Even serving love, are our mortalities,

And cling to what they own in mortal fears:-

But oh, let end what will, I hold you fast

By immortal love, which has no first or last


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