Prose & Poetry - The Muse in Arms - The Mother Land
First published in London in November 1917 and reprinted in February 1918 The Muse in Arms comprised, in the words of editor E. B. Osborne:
"A collection of war poems, for the most part written in the field of action, by seamen, soldiers, and flying men who are serving, or have served, in the Great War".
Of the book's total of 131 poems this category - The Mother Land - contains seven. Each can be accessed using the sidebar to the right. Each of the poems in The Mother Land relate in some way to the homeland of each poet.
Summarised below is a list of the poems available within this category:
- Rupert Brooke - If I Should Die
- Robert Nichols - At the Wars
- William Noel Hodgson - Reverie
- Robert Nichols - Farewell
- E Wyndham Tennant - Home Thoughts in Laventie
- Edward Shanks - Marching at Home: Pictures
- Ivor Gurney - Strange Service
A sandbag was a sack filled with earth from which defences were built.
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