Greenlane Poetry

All Saints 3pm
Bad Day
Bar des Sports, Charly-sur-Marne
Before and After the Watershed
Call to Witness
Carte Postale
Charlie
Clerk of Works
Dog in the Night
Easter Saturday at Festubert
Fargate
Force Nine
Forge Island
Four Chimneys
Half Empty
Homeward Bound
In Glen Howe Park
In Provence
Incident
Kilner's Bridge
Last Train
Lilac Time
Magpies
Mungy Lane
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North Line
Nurses
Outfield
Painting By Numbers
Patriots
Per Ardua
Pioneers
Release
Rememberings
Routine Visit
Runner
September
Silent Snakes
Spring Training
Start-1
Students in Crookesmoor
The Don at Swinton
The Festive Season
The Runners in the Fields
The Seasons
Treatment Days
Trips to the Seaside
Up Train
Valley Mist
Weston Park
What Love Is
Winthrop Park

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Easter Saturday at Festubert

At Festubert
We sit in warmth of stripling sun
And hear across the climbing corn the skylark's song

The daffodils
Drift proudly in official swathes
Beneath the hedges and on graves which lie between

A couple
Who old enough to know the loss
Inch quietly from cross to cross and move along

To read who still
Lie undisturbed in field or glade
But it is colder in the shade where they are seen

A secret tear
Tomorrow Christ shall rise again
Shall they arise who are the slain recounted here ?

They will not rise
For being blasted into parts
They nurture these fields from their hearts for evermore