A Glimmering Moon

A Glimmering Moon

John Masefield wrote his poem August 1914 from his home at Lollingdon Farm where he lived from 1914 to 1917. This poem has nineteen verses and Masefield describes his melancholy as he realises that war is coming. For anyone familiar with this area, it is obvious that hes describing the surrounding villages and chalk Downs. In one of the lines of the poem he mentions 'a glimmering moon'.

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