Three Hobart Poems: Part 2 (audio version)

Posted by RDN under Military Covenant / RDN's poems on 18 May 2016

This is the second of the three poems on the British Army WW2 General, Sir Percy Hobart I have written and performed. This poem, Part 2, Hobo: Man of design and fabric – tells the story of Hobart’s love of heraldry and design in cloth as he marks the creation of his armoured divisions in the 1930’s and WW2 and his own feeling for family and history.

It was written to be spoken. It is, I hope, in the rather straightforward narrative tradition of English poetry. It is certainly not high-flown poetry. But I hope people will feel that it certainly isn’t prose either.

It runs a little under 23 minutes.

(The remaining, and third, part will be posted in audio, soon I hope.)

The Trilogy is in text form in the RDN site’s Poems category.


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