Vera Brittain Poems
- Perhaps (To R.A.L.) Perhaps some day the sun will shine ...
- To My Brother (In Memory Of Ju...
- The Lament Of The Demobilised 'Four years,' some say ...
- Hospital Sanctuary When you have lost your all in a world's ...
- The Superfluous Woman Ghosts crying down the vistas of the ...
Vera Mary Brittain (29 December 1893 – 29 March 1970) was an English writer, feminist and pacifist, best remembered as the author of the best-selling 1933 memoir Testament of Youth, recounting her experiences during World War I and the beginning of her journey towards pacifism.
Born in Newcastle-under-Lyme, Brittain was the daughter of a well-to-do family that owned paper mills in ... more »
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''Politics are usually the executive expression of human immaturity.''Vera Brittain (1896-1970), British author, pacifist. The Rebel Passion, ch. 1 (1964).
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Perhaps (To R.A.L.)
Perhaps some day the sun will shine again,
And I shall see that still the skies are blue,
And feel once more I do not live in vain,
Although bereft of You.
Perhaps the golden meadows at my feet
Will make the sunny hours of spring seem gay,
And I shall find the white May-blossoms sweet,
Though You have passed away.
Perhaps the summer woods will shimmer bright,
And crimson roses once again be fair,
And autumn harvest fields a rich delight,
Although You are not there.
Perhaps some day I shall not shrink in pain
To see the passing of the dying ...