Ernest Hemingway

(21 July 1899 - 2 July 1961 / Oak Park, Illinois)

Poem - Poem by Ernest Hemingway

The only man I ever loved
Said good bye
And went away
He was killed in Picardy
On a sunny day.


Comments about Poem by Ernest Hemingway

  • Fabrizio Frosini Fabrizio Frosini (2/28/2016 12:43:00 PM)

    in his blunt writing style, Hemingway simply states: '' He was killed in Picardy ''..
    In these few verse, he shows all the bluntness of death... '' On a sunny day ''.. (Report) Reply

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  • Fabrizio Frosini Fabrizio Frosini (2/28/2016 12:39:00 PM)

    Picardy is a historical territory in the northern part of France (North-East)

    From Wikipedia:
    - The name Picardy (which may have referred to a Frankish tribe of picards or pike-bearers) was not used until the 12th or 13th century. During this time, the name applied to all lands where the Picard language was spoken, which included all the territories from Paris to the Netherlands.
    - In the 16th century, the government (military region) of Picardy was created. This became a new administrative region of France, separate from what was historically defined as Picardy.
    - One of the most significant historical events to occur in Picardy was the series of battles fought along the Somme during World War I. From September 1914 to August 1918, four major battles, including the Battle of the Somme, were fought by British, French, and German forces in the fields of Northern Picardy. (Report) Reply

  • Fabrizio Frosini Fabrizio Frosini (2/28/2016 12:33:00 PM)

    The only man I ever loved
    Said good bye
    And went away
    He was killed in Picardy
    On a sunny day.

    - In ITALIAN:

    L'unico uomo che abbia mai amato
    Disse addio
    E se ne andò.
    Venne ucciso in Picardia
    In una giornata di sole. (Report) Reply

  • Ratnakar Mandlik (2/28/2016 4:14:00 AM)

    Tributes paid to the loved one who was killed in Picardy. Thanks for sharing here. (Report) Reply

  • Gangadharan Nair Pulingat (5/21/2014 9:15:00 AM)

    Little poem and sad emotions and said it frankly that is all. (Report) Reply

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Poem Submitted: Tuesday, August 31, 2010



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