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1

War Photographer

“The reassurance of the frame is flexible.”

“This is how things are.”

“But hell, like heaven, is untidy.”

“But even in hell the human spirit triumphs over all.”

2

Exposure

“Merciless iced east winds that knive us.”

“But nothing happens.”

“Is it that we are dying?”

“Pause over half known faces. All their eyes are ice.”

3

The Charge of the Light Brigade

“Some one had blunder’d: their’s not to make reply, their’s not to reason why, their’s but to do and die.”

“Into the valley of death.”

“Noble six hundred.”

“When can their glory fade?”

4

A Poison Tree

“I was angry with my foe: I told it not, my wrath did grow.”

“And it grew both day and night, til it bore an apple bright.”

“In the morning glad I see, my foe outstretch’d beneath the tree.”

“And I sunned it with smiles, and with soft, deceitful wiles.”

5

What Were They Like?

“Light hearts turned to stone.”

“Laughter is bitter to the burned mouth.”

“It is not remembered. Remember.”

“All bones were charred.”