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Brittain, Vera - The War Generation

Identifier

013321

Type of Spiritual Experience

Background

A description of the experience

The War Generation: Ave

In cities and in hamlets we were born,
   And little towns behind the van of time;
A closing era mocked our guileless dawn
   With jingles of a military rhyme.
But in that song we heard no warning chime,
   Nor visualised in hours benign and sweet
The threatening woe that our adventurous feet
   Would starkly meet.

Thus we began, amid the echoes blown
   Across our childhood from an earlier war,
Too dim, too soon forgotten, to dethrone
   Those dreams of happiness we thought secure;
While, imminent and fierce outside the door,
   Watching a generation grow to flower,
The fate that held our youth within its power
   Waited its hour.

The source of the experience

Brittain, Vera

Concepts, symbols and science items

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Activities and commonsteps

Activities

Overloads

Grief
War.

Suppressions

LOVE

Commonsteps

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