Voices from the Fields banner

Intro | Poetry | Sketches | Links | Contact | Comments | Home

G.K. Chesterton
- Elegy in a Country
  Churchyard

- For a War Memorial
- To The Unknown Warrior

 

For a War Memorial

The hucksters haggle in the mart
The cars and carts go by;
Senates and schools go droning on;
For dead things cannot die.

A storm stooped on the place of tombs
With bolts to blast and rive;
But these be names of many men
The lightning found alive.

If usurers rule and rights decay
And visions view once more
Great Carthage like a golden shell
Gape hollow on the shore,

Still to the last of crumbling time
Upon this stone be read
How many men of England died
To prove they were not dead.

- G.K. Chesterton


Copyright 2003
1st Dragoon's Great War Site. All rights reserved.
Spider Map Index