Monthly Archives: December 2011

War Horse

I’m half-way through Morpurgo’s ‘War Horse’. How easily I was coaxed into taking the pov of a horse! At times I’ve been damp eyed. My dad drove similar artillery horses on the Somme – fortunately for both of us he … Continue reading

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That Football Match

Christmas 1914 It began with Tannenbaume and shouts of ‘Got mit uns’, and replies, ‘we got mittens too.’ They met hesitant at first, between the wire. On a crust of frozen mud, swapped Princess Mary’s tins of chocolate and tobacco … Continue reading

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Hollow Way

Sunken Lane In Suffolk Hollow way – an old place for badgers to slide, for the yaffle to laugh. Nightshade fruit in the gloom, beckons like the moist lips of elves. Wondering, I know a clear chalk-stream, the splashes and … Continue reading

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