English man married to an Irish woman. Father. Grandfather. Enjoys cricket, reading and my dog. Published four pamphlets of poems. M.Phil in literary studies.
Ah, the tip of the straw still gripped by your teeth
Find a way to tell the truth then realise
i.m. Captain Keith Douglas (1920–1944)
In Calvados you have your cross,
And though you won, we surely lost.
Your sacrifice, at twenty-four, to modern ‘wit’