The narrator pledges to donate 50% of his proceeds to The Royal British Legion Poppy Day Appeal - please support. "The Man Who Keeps His Head" by Harold Begbie (1871-1929) was published in Poems of the Great War in 1914 on behalf of The Prince of Wales' national Relief Fund. A reporter with the Daily Chronicle at the start of the war, Begbie wrote a number of recruiting poems and visited America to aid the recruitment effort there.
Public Domain (P)2014 Phillip J Mather
Home Front Poem
This is a war poem about the man who stays home to work, to feed, to keep the wheels of commerce turning. It's a war poem about men who are not soldiers yet contribute to the welfare and prosperity of a nation at war. I found this take unique among all the war poems I have read or listened to.
This is a poem so there is no scene. I just liked the overall tone of the poem.
Yes. It is very short and I listened to it numerous times in one sitting.
A good narration by Philip Mather. Keeps the poem flowing.
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