Lie in the dark and listen

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  1. fastmongrel

    fastmongrel Well-Known Member

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    Lie in the dark and listen,
    It’s clear tonight so they’re flying high,
    Hundreds of them, thousands perhaps,
    Riding the icy, moonlit sky,
    Men, machinery, bombs and maps,
    Altimeters and guns and charts,
    Coffee, sandwiches, fleece-lined boots,
    Bones and muscles and minds and hearts,
    English saplings with English roots
    Deep in the earth they’ve left below.
    Lie in the dark and let them go;
    Lie in the dark and listen.

    Lie in the dark and listen.
    They’re going over in waves and waves
    High above villages, hills and streams,
    Country churches and little graves
    And little citizen’s worried dreams;
    Very soon they’ll have reached the sea
    And far below them will lie the bays
    And cliffs and sands where they used to be
    Taken for summer holidays.
    Lie in the dark and let them go;
    Theirs is a world we’ll never know.
    Lie in the dark and listen…


    Noel Coward 1944

    I need say no more
     
  2. Readie

    Readie Well-Known Member

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    Excellent post...very evocative.
    Cheers
    John
     
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    #4 TheMustangRider, Jul 2, 2011
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    very thoughtful indeed.
     
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    Great post, thanks!
     
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