Alec de Candole

(1897-1918 / England)

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  • Robin Clay (11/14/2018 3:49:00 PM)

    Alec was my father-in-Law's first cousin.

    He wrote at least 85 poems, and other works. The poems on here are NOT in chronological order. No.26 was his last - he was killed the following day, aged 21

    All his works (those known to me) are at http: //www.spanglefish.com/AlecDeCandole

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Best Poem of Alec de Candole

The Breath Of God

The breath of God, a wind from heaven's throne,
Like friendship's sweetness, and like pain's sharp strength,
Outstretching mightily to memory's length —
The free and wind-swept Marlborough Downs, my own.

Ah, Marlborough, Martinsell, and Granham Hill !
To see below the little town outspread,
Standing beside the old White Horse's head.
That 'pads and pads,' unmoved and silent still.

The twin grey towers, a double sentinel,
The Chapel spire, the Mound, the Wilderness,
The bridge, and Rennet's silver sluggishness, —
Ah, Marlborough, Granham Hill, ...

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