Wilfrid Gibson

A Lament


Wilfrid Wilson Gibson (2 October 1878 – 26 May 1962) was a British Georgian poet, associated with World War I but also the author of much later work. Gibson was born in Hexham, Northumberland, and left the north for London in 1914 after his mother died. Gibson worked for a time as a social worker in London's East End. After the outbreak of war, Gibson served as a private in the infantry on the Western Front. It was therefore from the perspective of the ordinary soldier that Gibson wrote his war poetry.

A Lament

Wilfrid wonders how we, who are left, can appreciate all the joy in life, knowing that all his comrades, who sacrificed their lifes for us, also used to love those things.

I want to read the poem and listen to the song

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