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Poem Title:  Lament

Poem Category:  War Poems

Poet:  Wilfred Wilson Gibson

Poet Biography: 
Wilfred Wilson Gibson (1878-1962) was an English Poet who was influenced by poets like Rupert Brooke who was one of the great War poets



Poem: 
We who are left, how shall we look again
Happily on the sun or feel the rain
Without remembering how they who went
Ungrudgingly and spent
Their lives for us loved, too, the sun and rain?

A bird among the rain-wet lilac sings—
But we, how shall we turn to little things
And listen to the birds and winds and streams
Made holy by their dreams,
Nor feel the heart-break in the heart of things?


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