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    These are poems but I can't understand the bold parts.

    Thank you.


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    My thought shall never be that you are dead:
    Who laughed so lately in this quiet place.
    The dear and deep-eyed humour of that face
    Held something ever-living, in Death's stead.
    Scornful I hear the flat things they have said
    And all their piteous platitudes of pain.
    I laugh! I laugh! -- For you will come again -
    This heart would never beat if you were dead.
    The world's adrowse in twilight hushfulness,
    There's purple lilac in your little room,
    And somewhere out beyond the evening gloom
    Small boys are culling summer watercress.
    Of these familiar things I have no dread
    Being so very sure you are not dead.

    —Anna Gordon Keown



    'There's the girl who clips your ticket for the train,
    And the girl who speeds the lift from floor to floor,
    There's the girl who does a milk-round in the rain,
    And the girl who calls for orders at your door.
    Strong, sensible, and fit,
    They're out to show their grit,
    And tackle jobs with energy and knack.
    No longer caged and penned up,
    They're going to keep their end up
    'Til the khaki soldier boys come marching back.


    There's the motor girl who drives a heavy van,
    There's the butcher girl who brings your joint of meat,
    There's the girl who calls 'All fares please!' like a man,
    And the girl who whistles taxi's up the street.
    Beneath each uniform
    Beats a heart that's soft and warm,
    Though of canny mother-wit they show no lack;
    But a solemn statement this is,
    They've no time for love and kisses
    Till the khaki soldier boys come marching back.

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    Default Re: I don't understand the bold parts

    Quote Originally Posted by jamesmorgan View Post
    These are poems but I can't understand the bold parts.

    Thank you.


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    My thought shall never be that you are dead:
    Who laughed so lately in this quiet place.
    The dear and deep-eyed humour of that face
    Held something ever-living, in Death's stead.
    Scornful I hear the flat things they have said
    And all their piteous platitudes of pain.
    I laugh! I laugh! -- For you will come again -
    This heart would never beat if you were dead.
    The world's adrowse in twilight hushfulness,
    There's purple lilac in your little room,
    And somewhere out beyond the evening gloom
    Small boys are culling summer watercress.
    Of these familiar things I have no dread
    Being so very sure you are not dead.

    —Anna Gordon Keown



    'There's the girl who clips your ticket for the train,
    And the girl who speeds the lift from floor to floor,
    There's the girl who does a milk-round in the rain,
    And the girl who calls for orders at your door.
    Strong, sensible, and fit,
    They're out to show their grit,
    And tackle jobs with energy and knack.
    No longer caged and penned up,
    They're going to keep their end up
    'Til the khaki soldier boys come marching back.


    There's the motor girl who drives a heavy van,
    There's the butcher girl who brings your joint of meat,
    There's the girl who calls 'All fares please!' like a man,
    And the girl who whistles taxi's up the street.
    Beneath each uniform
    Beats a heart that's soft and warm,
    Though of canny mother-wit they show no lack;
    But a solemn statement this is,
    They've no time for love and kisses
    Till the khaki soldier boys come marching back.
    Please give correct information in your profile.

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    Default Re: I don't understand the bold parts

    This has to be homework. We can't help with homework here.

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