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AT THE GOING DOWN OF THE SUN.......

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

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Flanders Fields at sunset 

PARTING

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 !

 Charlotte Bronte

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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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