Treasure Island

Rupert John Cornford

(1915 - 1936 / England - literary period: Modern)

Poems of Rupert John Cornford

1. [To Margot Heinemann] 5/10/2011
2. A Letter from Aragon 5/10/2011
3. Full Moon At Tierz: Before The Storming of Huesca 9/13/2010
4. Sergei Mironovitch Kirov 5/10/2011

A Letter from Aragon

This is a quiet sector of a quiet front.

We buried Ruiz in a new pine coffin,
But the shroud was too small and his washed feet stuck out.
The stink of his corpse came through the clean pine boards
And some of the bearers wrapped handkerchiefs round their faces.
Death was not dignified.
We hacked a ragged grave in the unfriendly earth
And fired a ragged volley over the grave.

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