The Light of Day

Tainia Finlay

Joined January 2008

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Second of two in rememberence of Armistice day tomorrow 11.11.09.

The image is of my uncle Howard who served in the trenches in WW1.

Here is a poem from WW11, which has haunted me for years.

The light of day is cold and grey and there is no peace
By the high white moon-washed walls, where we laughed and where we sung;
And I can’t go back to those days of short unthinking ease,
When I was very foolish and you were very young.
For you the laurel and the rose will bloom, and you will see
The dawn’s delight, firelight on rafters, wind, seas, and thunder,
Children asleep and dreams and hearts at ease, when life will be,
Even at its close, a quiet and ageless wonder.
For me the poppies soon will dance & sway in Haute Avenses:
The sunrise of my love slides into dusk, its day untasted;
Yet as I lie, turf-clad, and freed of passion, and of pain,
I find my sacrifice of golden things not wasted;
Your peace is bought with mine, and I am paid in full, and well,
If but the echo of your laughter reaches me in hell.

died of wounds, 1944

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Canon EOS 50D
Canon28-135 mm lens

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