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This Poem is dedicated to all Service Men & Women in this week of Remembrance.
Each week a poem is chosen to be recorded by as many LibriVox volunteers as possible!Dr. O'Hagan writes with a clear eye, a sane mind, and a sensitive heart. While agreeing in the main with Walter de
la Mare, that "every book lives or perishes by virtue or default of its artistic sincerity," we feel disposed to add that the personality of the author has much to do with the popularity and life of his book.
W. R. HARRIS. - AN APPRECIATION - The Collected Poems of Thomas O'Hagan, McClelland & Stewart 1922
This week's poem can be found here.
[*] Project Code: 4IsH2oj4
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Begin your reading with the abbreviated LibriVox disclaimer:
No more than 0.5 to 1 second of silence at the beginning of the recording!
Then read the poem:In The Trenches by Thomas O'Hagan, read for LibriVox.org by [your name].
[Add, if you wish, date, your location, and/or your personal url.]
ALL day the guns belched fire and death
And filled the hours with gloom;
The fateful music smote the sky-
In tremulous bars of doom ;
But as the evening stars came forth
A truce to death and strife,
There rose from hearts of patriot love
A tender song of life.
A song of home and fireside
Swelled on the evening air,
And men forgot their battle line,
Its carnage and dark care ;
The soldier dropp'd his rifle
And joined the choral song,
As high above the tide of war
It swept and pulsed along.
That night while sleeping where the stars
Look down upon the Meuse,
Where Teuton valor coped with Frank,
Where rained most deadly dews,
A soldier youth in khaki clad,
Rock'd where the Maples grow,
Smiled in his dream and saw again
The blue St. Lawrence flow.
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