Julian Henry Francis Grenfell DSO (30 March 1888 - 26 May 1915), was a British soldier and poet of World War I. more »
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Julian Grenfell Poems
The naked earth is warm with Spring, And with green grass and bursting trees Leans to the sun's gaze glorying, And quivers in the sunny breeze;
Mussoorie and Chakrata Hill The Jumna flows between; And from Chakrata's hills afar
To A Black Greyhound
Shining black in the shining light, Inky black in the golden sun, Graceful as the swallow's flight, Light as swallow, winged one,
Hymn To The Wild Boar
God gave the horse for man to ride, And steel wherewith to fight, And wine to swell his soul with pride And women for delight:
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The naked earth is warm with Spring,
And with green grass and bursting trees
Leans to the sun's gaze glorying,
And quivers in the sunny breeze;
And life is Colour and Warmth and Light,
And a striving evermore for these;
And he is dead who will not fight,
And who dies fighting has increase.
The fighting man shall from the sun
Take warmth, and life from glowing earth;
Speed with the light-foot winds to run
And with the trees to newer birth;
And find, when fighting shall be done,
Great rest, and fullness after dearth.
All the bright company of ...