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Brittain, "Sic Transit--"

Sic Transit--

V.R., died of wounds, 2nd London General Hospital, Chelsea, June 9th, 1917

I am so tired.
The dying sun incarnadines the West,
And every window with its gold is fired,
And all I loved the best
Is gone, and every good that I desired
Passes away, an idle hopeless quest;
Even the Highest whereto I aspired
Has vanished with the rest.
I am so tired.

London, June 1917

--Vera Brittain
Tags: brittain, poetry, women's war poetry, wwi
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