For Lives Not Lived

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It’s Harry Patch’s funeral today. Henry Allingham’s funeral was last week.

At the request of the BBC Radio 4 Today programme, the new Poet Laureate, Carol Ann Duffy wrote a poem last week called “Last Post”  to mark the occasion of both funerals.

I’m not going to shoehorn in some link to careers (though there’s plenty for you to ponder over), just a recommendation that you take a few moments to hear Carol Ann Duffy read her poem on the Today programme website.

“Last Post”