‘Death Of Harry Patch’ by Andrew Motion

‘Death Of Harry Patch’

by Andrew Motion

“When the next morning eventually breaks,
a young Captain climbs onto the fire step,
knocks ash from his pipe then drops it
still warm into his pocket, checks his watch,
and places the whistle back between his lips…”

You can read the full poem here. Andrew Motion was born on this day in 1952, you can read more of his work through Surrey Libraries.

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