Who is the poet of the last post?
” Last Post ” is a poem written by Carol Ann Duffy, the Poet Laureate of the United Kingdom, in 2009. It was commissioned by the BBC to mark the deaths of Henry Allingham and Harry Patch, two of the last three surviving British veterans from the First World War, and was first broadcast on the BBC Radio 4 programme Today…
Which is the best site for wisdom poems?
Is the word to the last post correct?
The words to the Last Post published on the MI RSL website are indeed correct. I could also not find any information that mentions a difference between the Last Post for Australia or New Zealand. I hope that has been of use? “Taps” is correct. When I was a Girl Guide this is how we closed our meetings. Hi Anne.
Who is the owner of the wisdom poem?
Poems are the property of their respective owners. All information has been reproduced here for educational and informational purposes to benefit site visitors, and is provided at no charge… … when wisdom is ripe enough to give birth to uncreative silence,
Why was the poem Last Post commissioned by the BBC?
‘Last Post’ was commissioned by the BBC to mark the deaths of Harry Patch and Henry Allingham, two of the last surviving British First World War veterans. How might this context help you to think about the poem’s title, and how might the title help you to think about the poem?
What do you do at the end of the last post?
Dulce – No – Decorum – No – Pro patria mori. You walk away. and light a cigarette. to die and die and die. and queuing up for home. Freshly alive, from History; the glistening, healthy horses fit for heroes, kings.
Why is the last line of poetry by heart poignant?
Duffy devises an alternative scenario in which time runs backwards, so that ‘lines of British boys rewind back to their trenches’, lift themselves out of the violence, drop their guns and return home. The cinematic image of a film rewinding is poignant because, as the final lines remind us, we can’t rewind the film.