A Sussex soldier's haunting poem
This poem was written in an officer’s notebook half an hour before an attack on the Somme Front on 2 December 1915. It isn’t the world’s best poetry; but the last two lines make me cry every time I read them. I can’t forget the lane that runs from Steyning to the Ring In summertime, and the Downs how larks and linnets sing High in the sun. The wind comes off...