Tuesday, October 5, 2010

All Day It Has Rained Comments

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All day it has rained, and we on the edge of the moors
Have sprawled in our bell-tents, moody and dull as boors,


Alun Lewis
As of ourselves or those whom we For years have loved, and will again Tomorrow maybe love; but now it is the rain Possesses us entirely, the twilight and the rain.
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Gareth Lukey 19 January 2012
Alun Lewis captures the waste of war and the frustration of the ordinary man, caught up in the tedium of military life. He was, by nature, a pacifist, but enlisted after the horror of Dunkirk. His poem After Dunkirk beautifully portrays his dilemma - duty versus heart.
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