3 Days, 3 Quotes | Day 2

3 Days, 3 Quotes | Day 2

Yes, I realise this is a day later (sorry!), but I’ve been quite busy. The quote I have used today is from Siegfried Sassoon’s poem Aftermath. I have chosen this poem due to its fitting inclusion in the 100th anniversary of the start of the Battle of the Somme. This poem in particular was read by Charles Dance, who provided a stirring reading of it in front of the people gathered for the commemorations. This particular poem is in a First World War Poetry Anthology that I have had for 5 or 6 years, which is heavily annotated due to a module I did at university.

If you have any poem extracts that you wish to share, then feel free to pop them in the comments section.

Do you remember the dark months you held the sector at Mametz— The nights you watched and wired and dug and piled sandbags on parapets- Do you remember the rats; and the stench Of corpses rotting in front of the front

The last line is particularly fitting “Do you ever stop and ask, ‘Is it all going to happen again?”- because, well, it did…

Here is the link to the previous 3 Days, 3 Quotes post, featuring a quote from Carlos Ruiz Zafron’s The Shadow of the Wind.

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7 thoughts on “3 Days, 3 Quotes | Day 2

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