Poems for a one year dating anniversary
Gamble, for instance, was wounded two months after he had written “There’s a shallow wet trench near Houplines”.
He rejoined his unit the following month, but after a further three months, he was injured again, and died the following day.
)” The soldiers also make jokes about the surroundings.
One poem, entitled “The Things that Matter”, by an anonymous author, describes a man sent out by headquarters to dash out alone into no-man’s land behind an advancing British unit, so he could ask the men on behalf of the senior officers behind how they cut their hair. ‘No need to use our rifles / While those behind look after us, we need not think of trifles, / Such as the Hun in front of us or when it’s time for feeding’ / (But all the same, I’m loath to say, the battle’s still proceeding!Tonight was our three-month anniversary and I had invited Jason to dinner at my house to celebrate.