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, by Bill Manhire (Victoria University Press, $30), available at Unity Books.
Feature image courtesy of Auckland War Memorial Museum.
Subscribe to Rec Room a weekly newsletter delivering The Spinoff’s latest videos, podcasts and other recommendations straight to your inbox.