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Blunden, "Vlamertinghe: Passing the Chateau'

Vlamertinghe: Passing the Chateau

And all her silken flanks with garlands drest--
But we are coming to the sacrifice.
Must those flowers who are not yet gone West?
May those flowers who live with death and lice?
This must be the flowerist place
That earth allows; the queenly face
Of the proud mansion borrows grace for grace
Spite of those brute guns lowing at the skies.
Bold great daisies' golden lights,
Bubbling roses' pinks and whites--
Such a gay carpet! poppies by the million;
Such damask! such vermilion!
But if you ask me, mate, the choice of colour
Is scarcely right; this red should have been duller.

--Edmund Blunden
Tags: blunden, poetry, wwi poems
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