First World War Poetry Digital Archive

1915

1915 by ROBERT GRAVES

I've watched the Seasons passing slow, so slow, In the fields between La Bassée and Bethune; Primroses and the first warm day of Spring, Red poppy floods of June, August, and yellowing Autumn, so To Winter nights knee-deep in mud or snow, And you've been everything,

Dear, you've been everything that I most lack In these soul-deadening trenches---pictures, books, Music, the quiet of an English wood, Beautiful comrade-looks, The narrow, bouldered mountain-track, The broad, full-bosomed ocean, green and black, And Peace, and all that's good.

To view other similar items in the archive click on the hyper-linked words below.