On this Armistice Day, 2005, it seemed appropriate to post a remembrance for all those who served in the Great War, whatever their choice of uniform. This section of the forum, sadly forgotten of late, seemed well-suited to that purpose.
In Sagittarius Rising
, Cecil Lewis
describes his rendition of Stevenson's Requiem
set to music, and notes that all the listeners understood. This was the day after Albert Ball
failed to return from patrol.
...So here, as a tribute to all who served, the words of Stevenson's Requiem
"Under the wide and starry sky,
Dig the grave and let me lie.
Glad did I live and gladly die,
And I laid me down with a will.
These be the words you grave for me:
Here he lies where he longed to be;
Home is the sailor, home from sea,
And the hunter home from the hill."