Mouquet Farm (1) a corpse : a crop

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Mouquet Farm (Source: Nat Library)

what is the sound
of
the naked earth

can you hear
the horizon line

sticks

sticks
that were a forest once

sticks

these sticks
that were a home

ghosts
and brown water
fill
the shell holes

ghosts and bones
and rising smoke

plough this field

a crop
of corpse

plough it smooth
when war has …

.

.

.

.

stop
a moment

let your head bow
low

think of what was once
the Mouquet Farm

then
plough the field
remove the splinters
smooth the mounds

forget you ever stood
on Mouquet Farm

a corpse
a crop

the seasons pass

a crop

a corpse

that season
past

~

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