War

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War is a poem by Miguel Hernandez, translated by Edward Lucie-Smith, which Delia set to music for Poets in Prison.

For papers, analysis etc, see Poets in Prison#War.

Poem text

WAR

Old age in the villages,
Heart without a master,
Love without an object,
Grass, dust, a crow -
And what of youth?

In the grave.

Dry solitary tree,
Woman a log
Widowed on her bed,
Hate without cure -
And what of youth?

In the grave.

        Miguel Hernandez
        trans. Edward Lucie-Smith
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