William The Coroner’s Forensic Files

Sunday, 2, August, 2009

CAPT Speicher Is Home

Filed under: In Memoriam,Poetry — williamthecoroner @ 15:17

One of the first casualties of Gulf War I has returned home after 18 years.

Home is the sailor, home from sea:   Her far-borne canvas furled The ship pours shining on the quay    The plunder of the world.

Home is the hunter from the hill:     Fast in the boundless snare All flesh lies taken at his will   And every fowl of air.

‘Tis evening on the moorland free,    The starlit wave is still: Home is the sailor from the sea,    The hunter from the hill.

A.E. Houseman


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