[Editor: This poem, by A. B. Crowther, about Armistice Day (later known as Remembrance Day), was published in The Sydney Morning Herald (Sydney, NSW), 12 November 1932.]
The clocks chime out the hour! In silence stand!
What tribute shall we give? What homage pay?
Sweet rosemary we’ll twine, and loving lay
Upon the Cenotaph. Our hearts expand
With longing for our dead. Can we not band
Ourselves together, find some lasting way
To honour them each year on this great day?
To honour them and bless their native land?
Let all our thoughts rise up in prayers for peace,
Millions of prayers — one sent from every heart,
Prayers begging that there soon may spring the time
When harmony will reign, when war will cease,
And all the nations of one whole be part —
So peace may be their monument sublime.
A. B. CROWTHER.
The Sydney Morning Herald (Sydney, NSW), 12 November 1932, p. 9
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