AT THE GOING DOWN OF THE
As an exception on the rule the poem beneath is not from a soldier poet but by Charlotte Bronte. It was in a scrapbook and I found it personally extremely touching and moving
Flanders Fields at sunset
There's no use in weeping,
Though we are condemned to part:
There's such a thing as keeping
A remembrance in one's heart.
There's such a thing as dwelling
On the thought ourselves has nursed,
And with scorn and courage telling
The world to do his worst.
In the evening, when when we're sitting
By the fire, perchance alone,
Then shall heart with warm heart meeting,
Give response tone for tone.
So there's no use in weeping,
Bear a cheerful spirit still:
Never doubt that Fate is keeping
Future good for present ill !
KLEINE VIERSTRAAT BRITISH CEMETERY, KEMMEL.
Location: take the N331 from Ieper to Kemmel. Once past the Lille Gate take the road on the right at Shrapnel Corner. Continue for about 4km. On your right side you will see the Goudezeune concrete factory. On the right side you will see the CWGC sign towards Kleine Vierstraat. Nearby 2 other British Cemeteries are located: Kemmel N° 1 French Cemetery and Godezonne Farm.
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