Tuesday, October 14, 2014

"Missing" by Clara Bernhardt

The framed poem by Clara Berhardt
Displayed at the Lincolnshire Aviation Heritage Museum

(Based at the wartime R.A.F. East Kirkby)
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Blogger ritsonvaljos said...

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"Missing" by Clara Berhardt
"I will be with thee, I will not fail thee ..."
(Joshua, 1:5)
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Into the void, and we cannot know,
We who must wonder and wait,
What happened in the fevered sky,
As you gallantly braved your fate ....
You 'failed to return'.
God, what does it mean,
For always or just for a while?
Shall we see again, when this is past,
Your warm remembered smile?
Hopelessly, helplessly, waiting here,
The eternal question beats against the brain restlessly,
As days trudge into weeks.
Into the void yet this we know:
That you are not alone,
For the Lord Himself is by your side,
Leading you on toward Home.
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Tuesday, 14 October, 2014  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

In case you are interested, here is the Globe and Mail article that describes Clara Bernhardt's motivation for writing the poem.

http://search.proquest.com/hnpglobeandmail/docview/1325663527/DF3C9A5C0BDF462APQ/7?accountid=41149

The article is called "The Homemaker: For Mothers of Missing Men" and was published March 18 1944.

Thursday, 21 May, 2015  
Blogger ritsonvaljos said...

Unfortunately the link provided by 'Anonymous' in the previous comment is not available to everyone. It is accessible to a library or institution or by someone registered with the account domain on which it appears.
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Thursday, 21 May, 2015  

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