English - Poetry (en)
acts dates facts forgotten rotten thoughts


When I am buried, all my thoughts and acts
Will be reduced to lists of dates and facts,
And long before this wandering flesh is rotten
The dates which made me will be all forgotten

– John Masefield, Biography

(quoted in Joseph Losey’s 1964 war film King and Country)







When I am buried, all my thoughts and acts Will be reduced to lists of dates and facts