05/27/24 Memorial Day Grif.Net - Soldier, Rest!

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May 27, 2024, 11:59:24 AMMay 27
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Soldier, rest! thy warfare o'er,
Sleep the sleep that knows not breaking:
Dream of battled fields no more,
Days of danger, nights of waking.


In our isle's enchanted hall,
Hands unseen thy couch are strewing,
Fairy strains of music fall,
Every sense in slumber dewing.

Soldier, rest! thy warfare o'er,
Dream of fighting fields no more:
Sleep the sleep that knows not breaking,
Morn of toil, nor night of waking.

No rude sound shall reach thine ear,
Armor's clang, or war-steed champing,
Trump nor pibroch summon here
Mustering clan, or squadron tramping.


Yet the lark's shrill fife may come
At the daybreak from the fallow,
And the bittern sounds his drum,
Booming from the sedgy shallow.

Ruder sounds shall none be near,
Guards nor warders challenge here,
Here's no war-steed's neigh and champing,
Shouting clans or squadrons stamping.

Dream on; thy march is done,
Think not of the rising sun,
For at dawning to assail ye,
Here no bugles sound reveille.

Sir Walter Scott (1771-1832)

 

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Dr Bob Griffin

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