Monday, November 7, 2011

Prix Hébuterne


image from Commonwealth War Graves





Prix Hébuterne


He won the Prix in 1917

Hébuterne, Belgique

A virgin mound after the mud

Silence after the cannonade

Ploughing a new field




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26 comments:

Brigid said...

'Virgin mound' - a powerful image in a thought provoking piece

anthonynorth said...

Poignant and beautiful.

Dave King said...

Excellent. Ticks the boxes for me.

Margaret said...

"Silence after the cannonade"

I can't even imagine the number of cemeteries Europe has after WWI & II. My father-in-law has visited France a number of times to visit his big brothers grave...

Other Mary said...

Oh, that says it all.

JJ Roa Rodriguez said...

nicely done!

JJRod'z

Brian Miller said...

wow. evocative in so few lines...you do well with the form...

jen revved said...

distilled, evocative and exquisite-- xxxj

mylittlewordz said...

A lot of emotion in so few words, well written!

Jamie

Jinksy said...

This is just to tip you wink that your Magpie 90 Link no. 46 isn't working properly...♥

Jinksy said...

No need for thanks, m'dear - but you could have emailed me direct at pennysmith5@btinternet, rather than leave a comment on one of my posts which won't mean a thing to anybody else! LOL ♥ I might just remove it, now I've read it...

Susie Clevenger said...

So poignant and beautiful...wonderful piece

jabblog said...

Last post rings out.

Lyn said...

What simplicity is all about, so solidly there!! Lovely.

thingy said...

Wow. Just amazing.

Roy Schulze said...

A nice intense feeling of history in a very few words. Well done. My Magpie this week is A Plot Both Great and Grand.

manicddaily said...

Terribly sad.

Kathy Bischoping said...

I like how you have set up the rhythm here, with a break that marks "Silence" out from the other words.

M. A. S. said...

Short and powerful. Makes me think I should write a Veterans Day poem. (That's what we call it.)

Nicholas V. said...

Wonderfully written!

Ginny Brannan said...

Lovely words and perfect image.

The Orange Tree said...

very informative.

:)

HyperCRYPTICal said...

Ah, brilliant!

Anna :o]

ds said...

Beautifully simple, and simply, hauntingly beautiful.
Thank you.

The Old Raven said...

Wow ... lovely Magpie Tale. I have been computerless.

The Gooseberry Garden said...

incredible.

welcome sharing a random or relevant poetry with us today.

:)