Sunday, 9 August 2015

Sunday War Poet ...

The theme for this month's war poetry

is 

Places




Belgium

by 

Edith Wharton

(1862 - 1937)




La Belgique ne regrette rien


Not with her ruined silver spires,
Not with her cities shamed and rent,
Perish the imperishable fires
That shape the homestead from the tent.



Wherever men are staunch and free,
There shall she keep her fearless state,
And homeless, to great nations be
The home of all that makes them great.





Edith Wharton was a Prize-winning American novelist and short story writer. She was nominated in 1927,1928 and 1929 for the Nobel Prize for Literature. She is, perhaps, best remembered for her novel, The Age of Innocence.



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