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Charles Hamilton Sorley

(19 May 1895 – 13 October 1915 / Aberdeen, Scotland)

Poems of Charles Hamilton Sorley

1. A Letter From the Trenches to a School Friend 4/16/2010
2. All the Hills and Vales Along 1/3/2003
3. Barbury Camp 1/3/2003
4. Expectans Expectavi 1/3/2003
5. Rooks 1/3/2003
6. Route March 5/9/2003
7. Saints Have Adored the Lofty Soul of You 1/3/2003
8. Such, Such Is Death 1/3/2003
9. The Song of the Ungirt Runners 1/3/2003
10. To Germany 1/3/2003
11. Two Sonnets 1/1/2004
12. When You See Millions of the Mouthless Dead 1/3/2003

Such, Such Is Death

Such, such is Death: no triumph: no defeat:
Only an empty pail, a slate rubbed clean,
A merciful putting away of what has been.

And this we know: Death is not Life, effete,
Life crushed, the broken pail. We who have seen
So marvellous things know well the end not yet.

Victor and vanquished are a-one in death:

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