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We bloggers like a good quote, don't we?

This group is for your favourite quotations, and i'm not just talking about things you read in Bartlett's. It could be an inspirational excerpt from an ancient text; a memorable line from a movie; advice an old school teacher gave that stuck with you. It can even be something you overheard at the bus stop this morning.

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If you tag the posts, perhaps we can build up a searchable bank of our own favourite words, phrases, quotations...

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If we return, will England be
Just England still to you and me?
The place where we must earn our bread?
We, who have walked among the dead....

I posted this to the Twiglet Zone last November for Remembrance Sunday.
I have a huge interest in the literature of WW1 but these words by F W
Harvey are among my favourites. Possibly because he writes of returning
when so many of the poets of the time wrote not surprisingly of death.
These lines are from a longer poem but taken alone have an almost
ghostly quality along with the belief that it would be impossible to
resume *normal* life.

Posted by Twiglet


nige says:

Wilfred Owen is pretty much the only war poet i've read. You're right about the quality of these words. Great image too.

9th Nov 2008, 10:55

nige says:

Oh, and i've read some Sassoon.

9th Nov 2008, 11:00

Twiglet says:

Owen is my total, total favourite. If DD had been a boy her name would have been Owen.

9th Nov 2008, 11:04

nige says:

A fine name indeed.

9th Nov 2008, 20:53

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