I find this poem a good representation of the experience of women, such as my grandmother Velma, who had loved ones in the armed forces fighting overseas in the Great War of Nations.
Image: New-York tribune. [New York N.Y] (New York, NY), Sep. 17 1916. https://www.loc.gov/item/sn83030214/1916-09-17/ed-1/.
1J.H.M., “Tea in War Time,” Dalhousie Gazette XLVIII, no. 2 (November 17, 1915): 13.
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A beautifully written moving poem. Thank you for sharing it with us – as I am sure many will relate it timthe time if our ancestors in wartime.
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With apologies for the typos in my comment – the final phrase should have read “relate it to the time of our ancestors in wartime”.
Thank you for your comment, Susan. I was particularly struck by how ordinary, even petty, the details of the tea were, contrasted with the enormity of what these women were experiencing in losing loved ones to war.