E10 - 'Lorna Lloyd's Poetry' Episode 2

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This is episode 2 of Lorna Lloyd’s poetry, a bonus episode of Lorna Lloyd’s ‘Diary of the war’. This episode features Lorna’s poetry from the early 1930s.

May 10 2022
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ANNOUNCER
As well as her Diary of the war, Lorna Lloyd left other pieces of writing, including stories, plays and poetry. In this bonus episode Bethany Ray reads some of Lorna’s poems. They date from the 1920s to the months before Lorna’s early death in 1942.
This is episode 2 of Lorna 's poetry.

LORNA
L’Envoi
There’s a whisper of evening in the meadows
There’s a sigh of the wind in the trees
There’s the blue of the dusk on the hill tops
A blue haze fanned by a breeze
Each wild flower closes its petals
Each tired bird wings to its nest
God made each have an ending
Because the weary need rest
The cows are lowing on the uplands
The sheep are bleating in the fold -
Who would have thought the song would end so swiftly?
Who would have thought the tale so swift be

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world war 2diariesmalvernpoetry