Category: WW2 Poetry

Land Girls who worked at The Knowles, Kent

WW2 Poem: ‘Today, I gather from the orchard grass’

Today, I gather from the orchard grassApples and Shrapnel – windfalls shaken downWhen angry gusts tempestuously pass. Tonight, above the dark surrounding town,Shellbursts and stars will decorate the skywith dangerous beauty, devastations crown.A lunatic...

WW2 Poem: No Medals Will Be Won

Hilda Gibson wrote this before 6 December 2007 when the Labour Government announced that the wartime efforts of the Women’s Land Army and the Women’s Timber Corps would be recognised with the presentation of a special badge commemorating their...