At The Going Down of The Sun by phil_sandford

At The Going Down of The Sun

and in the morning, we shall remember them.

As it’s Remembrance Sunday this weekend, thought the full poem by Laurence Binyon would be worth posting.

With proud thanksgiving, a mother for her children,
England mourns for her dead across the sea.
Flesh of her flesh they were, spirit of her spirit,
Fallen in the cause of the free.

Solemn the drums thrill; Death august and royal
Sings sorrow up into immortal spheres,
There is music in the midst of desolation
And a glory that shines upon our tears.

They went with songs to the battle, they were young,
Straight of limb, true of eye, steady and aglow.
They were staunch to the end against odds uncounted;
They fell with their faces to the foe.

They shall grow not old, as we that are left grow old:
Age shall not weary them, nor the years condemn.
At the going down of the sun and in the morning
We will remember them.

They mingle not with their laughing comrades again;
They sit no more at familiar tables of home;
They have no lot in our labour of the day-time;
They sleep beyond England's foam.

But where our desires are and our hopes profound,
Felt as a well-spring that is hidden from sight,
To the innermost heart of their own land they are known
As the stars are known to the Night;

As the stars that shall be bright when we are dust,
Moving in marches upon the heavenly plain;
As the stars that are starry in the time of our darkness,

To the end, to the end, they remain.

Thank you for your views, comments and favs on yesterday’s offering. Much appreciated.
That's exquisite, instant fav
November 6th, 2020  
Beautiful shot
November 6th, 2020  
Great shot & apt words!
November 6th, 2020  
Super colors, light
November 6th, 2020  
Very nice shot.
November 6th, 2020  
Beautiful shot
November 6th, 2020  
Nice color
November 6th, 2020  
wow, incredible sky, nicely taken with the bush in the foreground and sun disappearing behind it.
November 6th, 2020  
Got to be a fav.
November 7th, 2020  
I found this very touching Phil . Fav
November 7th, 2020  
Great sky
November 7th, 2020  
Your image is an excellent accompaniment to the poem
November 7th, 2020  
Beautiful shot with that poem
November 7th, 2020  
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November 7th, 2020  
Beautiful- fav
November 7th, 2020  
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