Wednesday, 29 October 2008

Today I walked in Ypres.

Today I walked beside the river in Ypres, where I took this photograph and I was inspired to write the following poem.

Today I walked in Ypres

Today I walked in Ypres
The sky was as blue as the best autumn day
Leaves shook and shivered
Many thousands had fallen
golden and precious
and yet
had rotted where they fell
detritus upon the muddy earth.
and we walked upon them
ankle deep
in Ypres

1 comment:

DOT said...

Poignant analogy. x