New York State Archives, NYSA_A4234-78_B1_F14_ForMe
"For Me," a poem written by Thomas Curtis Clark, is dedicated to the governor of New York (Charles S. Whitman) and to the men on the front. The poem talks about how those men on the front fight in the most "fiendish light" and are dying in battle so that freedom can be maintain for the speaker and others, May 1918.
Who does Clark dedicate the poem to?
What is Picardy?
Why does Clark write this poem?
If you were a New Yorker on the home front and saw this poem in your newspaper, how would you respond to it? Write a brief 1-2 paragraph opinion letter to the newspaper in response to the poem.
English: What is the rhyme scheme of Clark’s poem? Compose a fourth verse of to the poem as a modern poet writing about World War I.
Music: Compare and contrast a patriotic song to Clark’s poem. What are the similarities and differences?
Walter, George (ed.). The Penguin Book of First World War Poetry. London: Penguin, 2006.