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Many countries paid tribute to their war dead, particularly from World War 1, by erecting monuments to an unknown soldier, an unidentifiable body recovered from the battlefield who would symbolize the sacrifices and tragedies of all ordinary soldiers who lost their lives in these great conflicts. 549 more words

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The train ride along the Riviera coast is one of the most beautiful in the world. Hugging the very edge of France, the route forces you to look out to sea and then down at the surf breaking on the light grey rocks below. 484 more words

W.H. Auden, expatriate philanthropist

For the next chapter of my thesis, it’s all about Auden.

Wystan Hugh Auden most people will have heard of as the author of ‘Funeral Blues’, or the English Poet Laureate that never was. 619 more words


Writing201 - Day six - weekend potluck!

No ‘homework’ as such today, but an invitation to share a favourite poem (someone else’s, not our own!).

Quite a difficult task to choose just one – I re-read Moina Michael’s ‘We shall keep the faith’ regularly and I come back to A E Housman time and time again, particularly his war poetry. 303 more words




Whilst giving my poet’s brain some dozing time this weekend, I am looking to two of my wordsmith heroes and pilfering their greatness for my post.  214 more words