Verse by Caleb Mannan

If you like Robert Service, Longfellow, Tolkien, Milton, Robinson Jeffers, Whitman, Poe, The Bible, Tennyson, Ray Bradbury, life, death, Untermeyer, Pound, Donne, joy, sorrow, Siegfried Sassoon, Wilfred Owen, Robert Graves, children, beauty, Dante, Tom Waits, then set yourself down beside this fire.

Thursday, November 21, 2013


We boys we stood side by side
And looked death in the eye
Covered in death and grime
We men looked into each others eyes

At the end of it all we would play with one another’s children,
Uncles who had seen the war