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Remembrance Day

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Today is Remembrance Day – I have gathered some poems for reflection.

This anthology was compiled whilst I was Worcestershire Poet Laureate (2017-18). It was important to me to represent globally – the international anthology was the first of many online anthologies produced during my tenure.

International Remembrance Anthology

Thank you to all poets who submitted their work.


inews remembrance day poems 2021 first world war poetry including:  John McRae, Wilfred Owen, Robert Graves, Siegfried Sassoon, Ivor Gurney, Rudyard Kipling

seven touching remembrance day poems

CWGC Remembrance day poems for reflection

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Remembrance Anthology

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Poems for Remembrance Sunday – Remembrance Anthology.

Poet Laureate

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Letters from the Great War

Dunham Massey 2014

Mother, we have plenty of good food here
was his first lie, though parcels came sometimes
with cake, fags, dry socks.

I hope I will get leave soon, so I can
come and meet our daughter for the first time,
wrote the officer when leave was withdrawn.

I am not afraid, mum, not with all my mates
going over the top with me in the morning.
He was killed soon after, his body never found.

We sing songs in our trench every night, dad.
Glad I took my mouth organ like you said.
It keeps our spirits up a treat.

I could not be in a better place, darling,
wrote the officer from hospital, keeping
the amputation quiet for now.

These letters displayed a hundred years on,
as fresh as when first scratched out in ink,
still lie to readers, as we…

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