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In memoriam – easter 1915


The flowers left thick at nightfall in the wood A
This Eastertide call into mind the men, B
Now far from home, who, with their sweethearts, should A
Have gathered them and will do never again. B

The poem is made up of only a stanza of four lines. Lines have a different length and begin with capital letters. There is a rhyme scheme (ABAB). There are two run-on lines (line 1 and 3). The poet says that the soldiers, who are “now far from home” (line 3) should be with their sweethearts at home, to celebrate Easter but will not be so. Now, their sweethearts are crying for them who won’t come back. To sum up, this poem really touched me because it perfectly describes the tragedy of losing/ missing someone.

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