Category: Poetry (WW2)

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...