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Ypres or The old relieving train | 02-Jul-17

Enquirer wishes to find the poet who wrote a poem found in her grandfather's WW1 pocket book. Here are the first two verses:


We are stealing up to Ypres
Through the failing evening light.
The silent engine scarce is puffing,
As we crawl into the night.
And so softly we are singing
The home songs once again.
For we're crawling up to Ypres
In the old relieving train.

Eyes are gleaming somewhat brightly
And thoughts to sadness bend,
For well we know what's waiting
At the creeping journey's end.
Freezing cold and mud and water
Falling lead, like showers of rain
For we're creeping up to Ypres 
In the old relieving train.


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