The past, a glacier, gripped the mountain wall,
And time was inches, dark was all.
But here it scales the end of the range,
Why not print the whole poem? This is an excerpt, the first of four sections written by John Cornford when he was on sentry duty just outside Tierz in the Spanish Civil War. The whole poem can be seen in Jim Jump (ed) Poems from Spain. Lawrence & Wishart,2006; Andy Croft (ed) Red Sky at Night, Five Leaves Publications,2003; Jonathan Galassi (ed) John Cornford Collected Works, Carcanet 1976 (soon to be reissued): Alan Bold (ed) , Penguin Book of Socialist Verse, Penguin 1970. It can also be read on John Cornford's FaceBook page. I look forward to reading the whole, very interesting poem here too. All the best, Jane Bernal
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