Friday, November 11, 2016


The late, great Canadian poet Alden Nowlan wrote my favourite poem of war and remembrance, "Ypres 1915."

"Sometimes I’m not even sure that I have a country.
But I know that they stood there at Ypres 
the first time the Germans used gas, 
that they were almost the only troops 
in that section of the front 
who did not break and run, 

who held the line."

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