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Gethsemane

Rating: 2.7

1914-18


The Garden called Gethsemane
In Picardy it was,
And there the people came to see
The English soldiers pass.
We used to pass -- we used to pass
Or halt, as it might be,
And ship our masks in case of gas

Beyond Gethsemane.
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Michael Walker 28 October 2019

Some very good biblical allusions in this poem-Gethsemane, where Christ suffered before the crucifixion; He also prayed that his cup might pass. It did not. This is woven in with the English soldier in Picardy, who loves a lass, but his cup of death will not pass either. A virtuoso poem.

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