THE NIGHT IS MY HAVEN, MY SANCTUARY; IT CRADLES MY MUSE, MY VIGOR, MY SANGUINITY.
WHEN THEE AFTER DUSK COMETH LOOKING FOR ME, I REFLECT UPON THEE THAT'D COMETH ONTO ME.

The Fellowship

Wednesday, December 03, 2008

Closure

Light many lamps and gather round his bed.
Lend him your eyes, warm blood, and will to live.
Speak to him; rouse him; you may save him yet.
He's young; he hated War; how should he die
When cruel old campaigners win safe through?
But death replied: 'I choose him.' So he went,
And there was silence in the summer night;
Silence and safety; and the veils of sleep.
Then, far away, the thudding of the guns.

-Siegfried Sassoon

15 comments:

Talking To My Soul said...

Crooner,

Heart-rending.

All that my mind could picture was the photograph of the young Major.


Touching.

WarmSunshine said...

This was a very touching piece Trevor. :(

Swayam said...

:( :(...

Agnes said...

Very, very beautifully sa(i)d.
Hard to say anything else, really.

Isis said...

I just cant believe I missed your blog all this while! You did not write ehen I was a regular and now I spent all my evening catching up! Great job as always! Misses ya looot!

Keshi said...

beautifully expressed Trevor!

I saw this as a fit tribute to the real heroes..Karkare, UnniK, Kamte and Salaskar et al. They r LOVE, so they shall live FOREVER in our memories n hearts.

Keshi.

Trevor Penn said...

Soul,
Every time i hear mention of the martyrs, these lines keep coming back to me.

Mehek,
I had to share. I needed my closure.

Swayam,
:(

Agnes,
It's sad but it had to be said. Thanks for visiting.

Isis,
I don't write as often as i used to. But yeah, i'm blogging again. I hope you had an evening well spent. :-) Miss ya loads!

Keshi,
Weren't my lines, Kesh. But they best said how i felt.

~vagabond~ said...

Such a sad poem, and yet so beautifully written.

Keshi said...

yes.

And Im bak...just for ya! ;-)

Keshi.

Trevor Penn said...

@ vagabond
Sassoon is at his best with war related poetry.

@ Keshi
Awwww... geee... thanks, Kesh. :-)

Cuckoo said...

Very well written war poem. I agree with you on Sassoon.

Anindita said...

Wow.

That is some salute. Fitting and touching.

Peace.

a-fool-such-as-i said...

**salute**

that is some closure!

proud of u trevor!

keep writing!

Trevor Penn said...

@cuckoo
Thanks for visiting.

@ Anindita
Good to see you here. Peace out. :)

@ a fool such as i
Thanks for the kind words. New post soon. :)

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