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Posts Tagged: memorials

Blue bird

Blue bird

“Blue bird, true bird,
Tell them my heart is fain
To cross the plain and the mountain,
And live in their heart again!
But I am a slave in a far-off land,
And I long, I long in vain!”

(E. Nesbit in Slave song)
Liège (B

4 Signs in the snow

4 Signs in the snow

“O snow, in thy soft grave
Sad flow’rs the winter brave;
O heart, so sooth and save,
as does the snow.
The snow must melt, must go,
Fast, fast as water flow.
Not thus, my soul, O sow
Thy gifts to fade like snow.”

(C.A. Elgar in The snow)
Voerstreek (B)

The tired Greek heads

The tired heads

“Lay this tired head on thy breast!
Flowers from the night-dew are closing.
Pilgrims and mourners reposing.
Mother, oh ! sing me to rest!”

(F.D. Hemans in Mother! oh, sing me to rest)
Liège (B)

The lonely soldier

The lonely soldier

“What of the faith and fire within us
Men who march away
Ere the barn-cocks say
Night is growing gray,
Leaving all that here can win us;
What of the faith and fire within us
Men who march away?”

(Th. Hardy in The song of the soldiers)
Liège (B)

Memories in the snow

Memories in the snow

“In the gloom of whiteness
In the great silence of snow,
A child was sighing and bitterly saying; “Oh,
They have killed a white bird
up there on her nest,
The down is fluttering from her breast!”

And still it fell through that dusky brightness
On the child crying for the bird of the snow.”

(E. Thomas in Snow)
Voerstreek (B)