Saturday, August 23, 2014

Mons

Today is the centenary of the Battle of Mons:  http://ppaanderson.wordpress.com/2014/08/23/the-war-illustrated-the-mons-issue-12-september-1914/




















High on a wall, the memorialised names were unreadable.
On a baroque shelf a plain vase contained votive flowers.
The artificial red poppies flowed upwards like a flame.
Even after a century the cold sacrifice burns.

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