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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Patriots

From Yorkshire Wales and Middlesex
At Arras in the dawn revealed
Youth and pride and might of homeland
Mingled with the ditch and field

Now a cypress tree stands sentry
Silent in the slow new dawn
In the still of Autumn evening
When the windows light the lawn

Thirty names upon a panel
Forty panels to a bay
Twenty bays to see at Arras
Forty more another day

Spent at Amiens or Bethune
In the fields of Picardy
In a hundred towns and cities
From the mountains to the sea

Rolling beet fields wheat and poppies
Are the graves of soldiers now
Sons of Leeds or Lens or Lubeck
Patriots beneath the plough