Adlestrop 1964

Yes I too remember Adlestrop

The same as Edward Thomas saw

The day he came and stopped

Surprisingly ‘mong country fields

One day it was in June

In ‘64


A hot day too

And we three on a trip

Father Mythen Chris and I

A break from all our study

Soon exams would demand attention

This an interlude


We saw no train

Nothing there that day

But quiet fields

And birds no doubt

And thoughts of Edward Thomas

Far away

Buried in a foreign field

He lay and left to us

A memory of a day

When a train stopped

And someone coughed

And haycocks standing to attention

Like soldiers in a war

About to die


Brian Fahy

14 November 2021

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