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Daily Poem – Winston Churchill

August 24, 2014

Winston Churchill was a journalist, essayist, author and novelist; a historian, biographer and renowned speaker. But now, the man praised by John F. Kennedy for having “mobilised the English language and sent it into battle” has been revealed to be that most sensitive of all plants: a young poet.

Extract from Our Modern Watchwords

The shadow falls along the shore
The search lights twinkle on the sea
The silence of a mighty fleet
Portends the tumult yet to be.
The tables of the evening meal
Are spread amid the great machines
And thus with pride the question runs
Among the sailors and marines
Breathes there the man who fears to die
For England, Home, & …

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