New verse by Wellington writer Bill Manhire.
My World War I Poem
Inside each trench, the sound of prayer.
Inside each prayer, the sound of digging.
From Some Things to Place in a Coffin, the latest book of verse by Bill Manhire (Victoria University Press, $30), available at Unity Books.
Feature image courtesy of Auckland War Memorial Museum.
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