Kaleidoscope – the morning after - 1943

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Title

Kaleidoscope – the morning after - 1943

Description

Five verse poem describing feelings the next morning after a harrowing night operation. Describes emotions and surprise that the crew survived.

Creator

Publisher

IBCC Digital Archive

Contributor

Cathie Hewitt

Rights

This content is available under a CC BY-NC 4.0 International license (Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial 4.0). It has been published ‘as is’ and may contain inaccuracies or culturally inappropriate references that do not necessarily reflect the official policy or position of the University of Lincoln or the International Bomber Command Centre. For more information, visit https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc/4.0/ and https://ibccdigitalarchive.lincoln.ac.uk/omeka/legal.

Format

One typewritten sheet

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Identifier

MBartlettA[Ser#-DoB]-150520-01

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Transcription

ANTHONY
KALEIDOSCOPE - THE MORNING AFTER - 1943
Next morning
earth still revolving
lights before the eyes;
Fires burning in the mind,
still fully clothed
on the bed sprawled.
How did we return?
Am I still alive?
Was it Hades I watched?
Can't sleep...
Breakfast in the Mess
no-one speaks
no-one smiles;
Eight hours to forget
another nightmare
another night!
Dear God - is this real?
Anthony Bartlett

Citation

Antony Bartlett, “Kaleidoscope – the morning after - 1943,” IBCC Digital Archive, accessed December 16, 2019, https://ibccdigitalarchive.lincoln.ac.uk/omeka/collections/document/890.

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