5 Jun 2007

Wordless Wednesday - Peace & Courage

The Royal Marine Commando memorial at Spean Bridge near Fort William, Scottish Highlands. Picture taken by me on 11th November 2005, Remembrance Sunday.



The Soldier
by Rupert Brooke

If I should die, think only this of me:
That there's some corner of a foreign field
That is for ever England. There shall be
In that rich earth a richer dust concealed;
A dust whom England bore, shaped, made aware:
Gave, once, her flowers to love, her ways to roam,
A body of England's, breathing English air,
Washed by the rivers, blest by suns of home.
And think, this heart, all evil shed away,
A pulse in the eternal mind, no less
Gives somewhere back the thoughts by England given;
Her sights and sounds; dreams happy as her day;
And laughter, learnt of friends; and gentleness,
In hearts at peace, under an English heaven.


















36 comments:

JennieBoo said...

What wonderful pictures! The post is so informative.

Thanks for sharing!

Happy WW!

Alison said...

Great pictures, the first was particularly interesting.

RUTH said...

A great memorial with one of my favourite poems. Happy WW

Simone ( Exercising for comments) said...

Great post.

High Strangeness Altoona said...

Them's lots of words for a wordless ;-) Great words though. Happy ww.

the Barrow-Wight said...

Great Wordless and hope you make to see the Dalai Lama.

jams o donnell said...

Great shot of a moving memorial.

Katya said...

What a beautiful tribute! I love it....

Incog & Nito said...

A wonderful reminder of why some of us enjoy the life we do today. Happy WW.

Jenn in Holland said...

Strength and Honor.
Lovely post.

whenn said...

This is a beautiful tribute. Happy WW and Blog Peace Day! :)

Starrlight said...

Lovely picture and poem. Happy WW =)

Patois said...

I took a similar route for June 6. Nice photo. Nice words. Thank you.

Dirkey said...

Beautiful tribute, always remember

Terri said...

Beautiful tribute!
Happy WW!

Toni said...

Great pictures! Thanks for sharing! Mine is up at Special K Family

Sue said...

Wonderful post! Thank you.

Melanie said...

Great post!

Comedy + said...

This post and your peace post speaks very loudly. Happy WW. :)

movingmama said...

Thank you from the wife of a US Infantry soldier. I couldn't have said it better.

Pearls of Wisdom said...

Wonderful pictures!

Thanks for sharing and the tribute. Happy WW.

Angel Mama ():)

Sherry said...

I love anythng from Scotland, so thanks for the pics.

addie said...

Thank you for sharing a very informative WW!!!

Come over and share my WW too

Crissi said...

Awesome pictures!!!

Donna said...

Wow, those guys look like they could start walking and talking! Great WW.

Macoosh said...

those are fantastic; a true tribute. great blog too!!! happy ww!

amy said...

What wonderful pictures..Thanks for sharing

Lori said...

I love it!!! God bless our soldiers....

Lindystar said...

Great pictures for peace week.

dawnae said...

Thanks for helping us remember those that have sacrificed so much for our freedom. Also thanks for the reminder that the only true peace comes from within...however we achieve that!

jcfloresinc said...

Great tribute and wonderful pictures. We owe them so much. Let there be peace on earth and let it begin with us. Happy WW.
Samantha, Tigger and Mom

FRIGGA said...

Great pictures! Courage indeed!

Happy WW

Kuanyin said...

Mahalo for the great photos and Happy WW from Maui!

pigglyjack said...

Great piccies of the commando memorial at Spean Bridge. Its a small point but just wanted to say that its a memorial to all commandos not just the Royal Marines. My father served with the Royal Naval Commandos from 1942-1945 and considered the memorial was for every commando who fought in WWII. Sorry to be picky.

Nigel Turnbull said...

Yes, Commandos come to Spean Bridge, The birth place of the commandos, from many countries, especially on Remembrance Day. As for the poem, you could have maybe picked a better one. That, 'Some corner of a foreign field That is for ever England?' . . . mmm actually Spean Bridge is in Scotland and the poem does not relate to the many countries with commandos who regulary visit, and pay homage at, The Commando Memorial near Achnacarry.

pixelrush said...

I have probably missed something in all the postings but why are some of the 'posters' saying 'Happy WW?'. My initial thoughts have me mortified.