Guest poem sent in by Vikram Doctor
(Poem #197) A Code Poem For The French Resistance
The life that I have is all that I have And the life that I have is yours. The love that I have of the life that I have Is yours and yours and yours. A sleep I shall have A rest I shall have, Yet death will be but a pause, For the peace of my years in the long green grass Will be yours and yours and yours.
One of those absolutely simple poems that one simply absorbs - I don't remember ever memorising this, I just read it in an anthology and I've never been able to forget it. What I'd like to know - which is partly why I'm putting this out - is a bit about who the author was and when was it written? And was it really for a purpose like the Resistance? Anyone who can tell me a bit more about the poem or the poet please write in. Vikram