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Poem for Anzac Day: ‘My World War I Poem’ by Bill Manhire

New verse by Wellington writer Bill Manhire.

 

My World War I Poem

 

Inside each trench, the sound of prayer.

Inside each prayer, the sound of digging.

 

From Some Things to Place in a Coffin, the latest book of verse by Bill Manhire (Victoria University Press, $30), available at Unity Books.

Feature image courtesy of Auckland War Memorial Museum.