Prose & Poetry - The Muse in Arms - The Home-coming

"Home-coming" by Dynely Hussey 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".

Below is one of seven poems featured within the Songs section of the collection.

You can access other poems within the section via the sidebar to the right.

The Home-coming
by Dynely Hussey

There is peace in this house,
He is come again;
He is here, he is close,
He, for whom they were fain;
There is peace in this house.

There is gladness and joy
For the safe return
Of this man, that was boy
Ere the year did turn;
There is gladness and joy.

There is sorrow to tell
For his grim-born pain;
He went down into hell,
Saw his comrades slain;
There is sorrow as well.

Above all, there is pride
For the deeds he wrought;
He would gladly have died,
Could his life purchase aught;
There is pride! There is pride!

In WW1 an "ace" was a pilot who scored five confirmed "kills".

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