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A churchyard by a roadside bend

Language: English

A churchyard by a roadside bend, 
  Forgotten and unkept, 
Bestrewn with gravestones, end to end, 
  Where stricken hearts have wept. 

The scarlet of the gallant dead 
  Though hid beneath the turf, 
Is born again in poppies red 
  That nod towards the surf. 

O little silent waiting place 
  That looks towards the sea, 
Within your crowded little space, 
  Lies all that's dear to me.

About the headline (FAQ)

The poem indicates Valetta at the end.

Submitted by Emily Ezust [Administrator]


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Text added to the website: 2010-05-02.
Last modified: 2014-06-16 10:03:39
Line count: 12
Word count: 63

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