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Bombardment - Richard Aldington


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WW1 Trench scene at Bovington Tank Museum

The battlefield at the top is an addition.

Poem by Richard Aldington

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Bombardment

Four days the earth was rent and torn

By bursting steel,

The houses fell about us;

Three nights we dared not sleep,

Sweating, and listening for the immanent crash

Which meant our death.

The fourth night every man,

Nerve-tortured, racked to exhaustion

Slept, muttering and twitching,

While the shells crashed overhead.

The fifth day there came a hush;

We left out holes

And looked above the wreckage of the earth

To where the white clouds moved in silent lines

Across the untroubled blue.

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