Laurence Binyon – For The Fallen

A famous First World War poem, the fourth verse is commonly read during Remembrance Day services. But I think the last two stanzas are the best.

For The Fallen [excerpt]

But where our desires are and our hopes profound,
Felt as a well-spring that is hidden from sight,
To the innermost heart of their own land they are known
As the stars are known to the Night;

As the stars that shall be bright when we are dust,
Moving in marches upon the heavenly plain;
As the stars that are starry in the time of our darkness,
To the end, to the end, they remain.

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