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Poem by Isaac Rosenberg


In the Trenches


I snatched two poppies
From the parapetТs ledge,
Two bright red poppies
That winked on the ledge.
Behind my ear
I stuck one through,
One blood red poppy
I gave to you.

The sandbags narrowed
And screwed out our jest,
And tore the poppy
You had on your breast ...
Down - a shell - O! Christ,
I am choked ... safe ... dust blind, I
See trench floor poppies
Strewn. Smashed you lie. 



Isaac Rosenberg


Isaac Rosenberg's other poems:
  1. Chagrin
  2. Girl To A Soldier On Leave
  3. Don Juans Song
  4. A Girls Thoughts
  5. The Nun


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