by S J Robinson



Book Details

Language : English
Publication Date : 11/18/2011

Format : Softcover
Dimensions : 6x9
Page Count : 80
ISBN : 9781467007603
Format : E-Book
Dimensions : N/A
Page Count : 80
ISBN : 9781467007610

About the Book

Words. Words are part of our every day life, whatever our language, creed or background. Words have power that little else can match; they can make you happy or make you weep with sadness, they can cause great pain or, alternatively inspire great courage. Where will words take you? What will you do with them? What will you feel? This collection of poetry essentially consists of two sections: Hindsight, which mainly pertains to aspects of the First World War, including humour. It is nor just for readers with military interest and, although the main message is Remembrance, it is also relevant to anyone, everyone who has experienced laughter, grief, irony, hope in adversity and the strength of human friendship. Explanations discuss historic detail referred to within the poems. The second section, 'Words' contains verse on other subjects, from Hamlet spoofs to and ode about Scotland. All works, illustrations included , are the original work of the author

About the Author

Born in 1977 in Norfolk, England, the author started writing aged eight and had their first publication at the age of 17, after a visit to the battlefields of France and Flanders and is called 'Now Poppies Grow' - it is included in the collection.

This book is in two parts: the first, 'Hindsight,' is dedicated to all who fought in the conflict of 1914-1918, the second, 'Words' contains 'normal' poems, written over the years for various reasons. Sometimes the verses just come, sometimes they are produced for people who have asked for a piece on a particular subject

"Why do I write about the War? The reason is in itself simple. I believe people should not forget what happened, that we should have learnt so much from it. Unfortunately, that's something us humans rarely manage:- taking the lessons left by those who "went before."