Wednesday, 26 October 2011

A corner of a field - # 130/2011

Rupert Brooke, the First World War poet, wrote "If I should die, think only this of me: that there's some corner of a foreign field that is for ever England".

Rememberance Day is coming up on the 11th November.  I am constantly amazed by the capacity of Britain to continue to shed its blood in foreign fields.  These fields near Oxford reminded me of the poem.


  1. Gosh. The English country side is heavenly, and I have a great deal of that sense conjured up in my mind having read about England's fascinating outbacks.

  2. As I recall England lost many fine young men to the first world way - Wilfred Owen comes to mind. War is a stupid way to settle disputes.