Wordless Wednesday: 11 November

From the entrance to 'Scars on the Heart' permanent exhibition, Auckland Museum. Image: Su Leslie, 2014

Photograph at the entrance to ‘Scars on the Heart’ permanent exhibition, Auckland Museum. Image: Su Leslie, 2014

They shall grow not old, as we that are left grow old:
Age shall not weary them, nor the years condemn.
At the going down of the sun and in the morning
We will remember them.

— Robert Laurence Binyon (1869-1943), For the Fallen

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14 thoughts on “Wordless Wednesday: 11 November

    • I’m the same. It’s interesting that the whole poem, written in 1914 after the Battle of Mons, is quite a lot like Brooke’s ‘The Soldier’ which was also written that year. Brooke died in 1915, but Binyon was a Red Cross volunteer in France later in WWI. It got me wondering if the tone of his poems changed as war dragged on and he experienced it first-hand — to become a bit more like Seigfreid Sassoon and Wilfred Owen? Must go and check that out. Thanks for commenting and sparking my curiosity about this. Cheers, Su.

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