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ARMISTICE DAY

‘Died some pro patria non dulce non et decor.’So Ezra Pound adapted Horace’s linesfor those whose sufferings for their nationhad bred a dull, dark, painful generationwith gloria cauterised from their minds. In the calendar their deaths are still recorded.Poppies and … Continue reading

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REQUIEM: ARMISTICE DAY

This yearthe dead are blindand do not seem to hearour prayers. Nor do they seem to mindthat we now ownwhat they once thought was theirs. Here they shed no tearat all the painthey left behind. Now, when they come again,they … Continue reading

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ARMISTICE DAY 2014

What They died for has not survived their sacrifice. The fabrics of communities that were theirs are pulled apart by rough fingers of their unappreciative heirs. Their homes are bulldozed to feed the appetites of developers. Their schools are surrendered … Continue reading

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