Better Far to Pass Away

Unabridged Audiobook

Written By: Richard Dennys

Narrated By: Various Readers

Publisher: LibriVox

Date: January 2011

Duration: 0 hours 19 minutes


At this time of year, we dedicate the Fortnightly Poetry project to the fallen in war. This poem, written at a time when the average life expectancy of an officer at the front was a mere six weeks, vividly demonstrates a young officer's expectation and acceptance of his own death. (Summary by Ruth Golding)


Better Far to Pass Away

by Richard Dennys

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Better Far to Pass Away, Richard Dennys