A book for organisers of Remembrance Events and for personal or public reflection on matters of war and peace

Remembrance Poems and Readings - Invaluable for all who are preparing remembrance and memorial events or reflecting on matters of war and peace. 

Chosen and introduced by David Roberts.

Poems, prayers, declarations, hymns for various occasions

Heartfelt poems, prayers, declarations, hymns  -  not just for remembrance and memorial gatherings but for funerals and occasions of personal loss.

Thoughts on the great issues of life and death, war and peace by such people as Abraham Lincoln, General Eisenhower, William Thackeray,  John Galsworthy,  John Milton, Sigmund Freud and the Greek statesman and general - Pericles..

 

Recent poems by British and American servicemen call attention to the contemporary relevance of this collection.

The chapters of
Remembrance Poems and Readings

  • Introduction - (We will remember them, Peace at this time, Understanding remembrance, The changing meaning of remembrance day events, remembrance events today.)

THE TEXTS

  • Poems and Readings for Remembrance Events

  • Peace    

  • Forgiveness and Reconciliation  

  • “Why, Soldiers? Why?”  

  • Brothers in Arms   

  • Reasons for War     

  • Patriotism — Popular Patriotic and Uplifting Hymns and Songs    

  • Those Remaining    

  • Reflections on War    

  • Messages to Those Remaining    

  • “Say Not Soft Things”    

  • Personal Loss    

OTHER​

  • Brief introduction to international law against war   

  • Brief biographical notes on living contributors   

  • Authors’ personal introductions to their poems    

  • Details of remembrance organisations and those offering support for members of armed forces: Remembrance, Support, Peace, Human Rights

  • Copyright advice

  • Index of Titles and Authors 

Key facts about Remembrance Poems and Readings

120 pages paperback.

Poems and readings selected and introduced

by David Roberts.

Published by Saxon Books

ISBN 978-0-9528969-6-8
 £11-95 (UK).

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The original War Poetry Website, researched and edited by David Roberts for nearly 20 years, 1999-2018 was number one in search results for "war poetry" for over 15 years. Re-written and re-designed 2019, it was launched 16 May 2019 at warpoetry.uk and replaces the original which used to be found at www.warpoetry.co.uk . Copyright 2019 David Roberts.