If I should die.

Discussion in '1940' started by soren1941, Mar 12, 2007.

  1. soren1941

    soren1941 Living in Ypres

    If I should die..... Dunkirk 1940
     

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  2. Owen

    Owen -- --- -.. MOD

    Here is a corner of Dunkirk that is forever England.(and the rest of the UK)
     

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  3. Gnomey

    Gnomey World Travelling Doctor

    Very nice Soren.
     
  4. Kitty

    Kitty Very Senior Member

    The answer.....

    The Mother

    If you should die, think only this of me
    In that still quietness where is space for thought,
    Where parting, loss and bloodshed shall not be,
    And men may rest themselves and dream of nought:
    That in some place a mystic mile away
    One whom you loved has drained the bitter cup
    Till there is nought to drink; has faced the day
    Once more, and now, has raised the standard up.

    And think, my son, with eyes grown clear and dry
    She lives as though for ever in your sight,
    Loving the things you loved, with heart aglow
    For country, honour, truth, traditions high,
    - Proud that you paid their price. (And if some night
    Her heart should break - well, lad, you will not know.)

    May Herschel-Clarke
     
  5. Andy in West Oz

    Andy in West Oz Senior Member

  6. Gerald Sando

    Gerald Sando Sun Bear

    The answer.....

    The Mother

    If you should die, think only this of me
    In that still quietness where is space for thought,
    Where parting, loss and bloodshed shall not be,
    And men may rest themselves and dream of nought:
    That in some place a mystic mile away
    One whom you loved has drained the bitter cup
    Till there is nought to drink; has faced the day
    Once more, and now, has raised the standard up.

    And think, my son, with eyes grown clear and dry
    She lives as though for ever in your sight,
    Loving the things you loved, with heart aglow
    For country, honour, truth, traditions high,
    - Proud that you paid their price. (And if some night
    Her heart should break - well, lad, you will not know.)

    May Herschel-Clarke
    KITTY/VERY SENIOR MEMBER: I WAS MOVED BY THE POEM "THE MOTHER" ---IT REFLECTED ON WHAT SO MANY MOTHERS MUST GO THROUGH WHEN THEY LOSE A SON--THAT SPECIAL BOND. IT HAS MADE BE REFLECT ON WHAT MY GRANDMOTHER MUST HAVE EXPERIENCED WHEN SHE LOST HER SON WHO WAS SO FILLED WITH PROMISE AND WHO WOULD HAVE CARRIED ON THE NOBLE CAUSE OF FARMING IN THE WHEAT BELT OF
    SASKATCHEWAN---HER SERVED WITH THE SOUTH SASK. INFANTRY BRIGADE AND HIS NAME WAS MARVIN SANDO KILLED ON SEPT 16/44 IN FRANCE. MY GOAL AS THE ELDEST OF THIS GENERATION IS TO CREATE A LEGACY DEDICATED TO HIS LIFE. I WOULD LIKE PERMISSION TO INCLUDE THIS POEM IN THE DOCUMENT FOR OUR FAMILY.
    BEST REGARDS GERALD SANDO gsando9@telus .net
     
  7. Owen

    Owen -- --- -.. MOD

    Gerald,
    Doubt if you'll get a reply from Kitty, she doesn't come here anymore.

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    Poem is online here.
    >>> The Mother
     

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