Treasuring Poetry 2022 – Robbie Cheadle discusses the War Poets

I am over at Writing to be Read to day with the first Treasuring Poetry post for 2022. I am discussing two of the war poets, Siegfried Sassoon and Vera Brittain, and what their poems and books mean to me. Thank you for hosting, Kaye Lynne Booth.

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The poet I was hoping to feature today, Walt Page, has been unwell and was unable to participate. I decided that I would share a beautiful poem of Walt’s today called Sometimes When it Rains. Walt told me I was the inspiration for this poem and I love it.

Sometimes when it rains

Sometimes when it rains
she loves to go walking
snuggled inside
her warm rain jacket

Walking in the rain
is a sanctuary for her
a time when she can
create her poetry

it is her time alone
to be inspired
she loves being with her family
and she loves creating her poetry

those of us who follow her poetry
are blessed with her friendship
we know she is probably out walking
and we look forward to her new poems

~The Tennessee Poet~
©Walt Page 2020 All Rights Reserved

Walt is currently on a sabbatical from writing…

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37 thoughts on “Treasuring Poetry 2022 – Robbie Cheadle discusses the War Poets

    1. Hi Pete, I write less poetry now than I did before. I think it is because of the pandemic and not getting out as much. There are less scenes of poverty and confrontations with injustice visible to me at the moment. My poetry is usually stirred by strong emotion and that has been missing outside of illness and the pandemic related matters for the last two years. I hope this is changing now. Thanks for visiting.

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  1. I spent a lot of time in college with the WWI poets. Recently I have been reviewing the military records of my paternal grandfather who served in the Canadian army in France as an ambulance driver. Knowing that made the poems come more alive.

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