Dead Cow Farm. Graves, Robert. 1918. Fairies and Fusiliers

Dead Cow Farm. Graves, Robert. 1918. Fairies and Fusiliers

When I was 16 I dis­cov­ered a col­lec­tion of poet­ry from the First World War, and I believe I kept that book out for sev­er­al months. This was one of the trea­sures that I found there.

Sui­cide in the Trench­es. Sas­soon, Siegfried. 1918. Counter-Attack and Oth­er Poems

Sas­soon is anoth­er of my favorite poets. His work has a sim­ple puri­ty to which I can relate, and that makes the con­tent more real. I can see him in a deep trench, scrib­bling by can­dle­light these bits and keep­ing them in a mud­dy note­book which nev­er left his side. He sur­vived the war.

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