[To Margot Heinemann]
Cornford, John. Collected Writings. Ed. by Jonathan Galassi. Manchester: Carcanet Press, 1986: 40.
1Heart of the heartless world,
2Dear heart, the thought of you
3Is the pain at my side,
4The shadow that chills my view.
5The wind rises in the evening,
6Reminds that autumn's near.
7I am afraid to lose you,
8I am afraid of my fear.
9On the last mile to Huesca,
10The last fence for our pride,
11Think so kindly, dear, that I
12Sense you at my side.
13And if bad luck should lay my strength
14Into the shallow grave,
15Remember all the good you can;
16Don't forget my love.
RPO poem Editors:
Ian Lancashire, assisted by Ana Berdinskikh