Poem

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Title

Poem

Description

Poem about a young man

Publisher

IBCC Digital Archive

Contributor

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Format

One page handwritten document

Language

Identifier

MNichollsJEK2011088-200201-23

Transcription

[Royal Air Force crest]
[inserted] To Gordon [/inserted]
[inserted] [underlined] An [indecipherable word] [/underlined] [/inserted]
[underlined] Ref the River Derwent [/underlined]
A moonbeam caught the fairness of your hair,
And in you eyes the light of love did shine,
What could I do but stand & stare,
Against the silhouette of shadowy pine.
A shooting star did sear its spangled way,
Across a sky so peaceful & so bright,
It faded, oh if only it could stay
Forever brilliant there before my sight.
A River calm its glassy surface still
The song of nightingale breaking on the air,
It magic notes a million memories fill
And soothe my haunted heart so full of care.
The pines still stand like sentinals and see
Me walk alone along the rivers edge,
The stars [inserted] of heaven [/inserted] look down [deleted] for [/deleted] and seem to be
As twinkling eyes that hold mine in a pledge.
Oh let me feel the cool breeze on my face
Let me again stand by your side & view
Pale moonshine filling this [indecipherable word] place
That Paradise on earth that’s all for you

Citation

“Poem,” IBCC Digital Archive, accessed July 28, 2021, https://ibccdigitalarchive.lincoln.ac.uk/omeka/collections/document/25415.

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