Poems for Remembrance Sunday.

In his sermon for Remembrance Sunday, the Chaplain read some war poems including some written by soldiers and civilians about the war in Afghanistan. Here is a link to a website dedicated to War Poetry, including poems about the current conflict in Afghanistan.


Night on the cold plain,

invisible sands lift,

peripheral shadows stir,

space between light and dark

shrouding secrets;

old trades draped grey.

Here too poppies fall,

petals blown on broken ground,

seeds scattered on stone

and this bright bloom,

newly cropped,

leaves pale remains,

fresh lines cut;

the old sickle wind

sharp as yesterday.

John Hawkhead