August 1914

Hot, hot summer,
dry golden fields of wheat,
harvested

Hot, hot summer,
thunder of a thousand boots
on dry golden fields of wheat

Fire and death
on scorched fields of wheat,
blood harvest

– Niebla (© 2011)

Written and posted for ‘wheat’ at One Single Impression.

This alludes to the beginning of World War I in the summer of 1914 and, more precisely, to Aleksandr Solzhenitsyn’s novel August 1914, which is about the war on the eastern front, where the Russian army suffered a decisive defeat at the Battle of Tannenberg in East Prussia in August of 1914.

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I wish to remain clear of details. My words shall lift the veil.
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6 Responses to August 1914

  1. A well-written piece that captures the moment you describe so well.

  2. A moment in time now history. Very well written.

    Melanie

  3. Brilliant capture of the moment!

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