330th Virtual Poetry Circle

Welcome to the 330th Virtual Poetry Circle!

Remember, this is just for fun and is not meant to be stressful.

Keep in mind what Molly Peacock’s book suggested.

Look at a line, a stanza, sentences, and images; describe what you like or don’t like; and offer an opinion. If you missed my review of her book, check it out here.

This poem is from Leo Marks, a code poem for the French Resistance during WWII:

The Life That I Have

The life that I have
Is all that I have
And the life that I have
Is yours

The love that I have
Of the life that I have
Is yours and yours and yours.

A sleep I shall have
A rest I shall have
Yet death will be but a pause
For the peace of my years
In the long green grass
Will be yours and yours and yours.

What did you think?


  1. Anna (Diary of an Eccentric) says

    Beautiful poem! I’d never heard of it before.

  2. Suko http://www.sukosnotebook says

    The poem is read beautifully, and the song is lovely.