Treasure Island

Isaac Rosenberg

(25 November 1890 – 1 April 1918 / Bristol / England)

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Break of Day in the Trenches


The darkness crumbles away
It is the same old druid Time as ever,
Only a live thing leaps my hand,
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  • Terry Craddock (8/9/2014 6:55:00 PM)

    Almost a surrealist first few lines, to immortalize break of dawn, picking a poppy over the parapet, in a Great War trench; echoing through time. (Report) Reply

  • Poem Baby Cakes (9/17/2009 2:35:00 PM)

    it is a great poem that has touched my heart and i know see why members of my local club encouraged me to read it (Report) Reply

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