1915 by Robert Graves
Iâ€™ve watched the Seasons passing slow, so slow,
In the fields between La BassÐ¹e and Bethune;
Primroses and the first warm day of Spring,
Red poppy floods of June,
August, and yellowing Autumn, so
To Winter nights knee-deep in mud or snow,
And youâ€™ve been everything.
Dear, youâ€™ve been everything that I most lack
In these soul-deadening trenchesâ€”pictures, books,
Music, the quiet of an English wood,
The narrow, bouldered mountain-track,
The broad, full-bosomed ocean, green and black,
And Peace, and all thatâ€™s good.