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Better Far to Pass Away

Richard Dennys (1884-1916)

1. Better Far to Pass Away - Read by ALP
2. Better Far to Pass Away - Read by CMP
3. Better Far to Pass Away - Read by EEP
4. Better Far to Pass Away - Read by JCM
5. Better Far to Pass Away - Read by JM
6. Better Far to Pass Away - Read by JN
7. Better Far to Pass Away - Read by PY
8. Better Far to Pass Away - Read by RG
9. Better Far to Pass Away - Read by RN

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Summary

At this time of year, we dedicate the Fortnightly Poetry project to the fallen in war. This poem, written at a time when the average life expectancy of an officer at the front was a mere six weeks, vividly demonstrates a young officer's expectation and acceptance of his own death.