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Short poem

Geoffrey Anketell Studdert Kennedy (1883-1929)

A Scrap of Paper

              1Just a little scrap of paper
              2     In a yellow envelope,
              3And the whole world is a ruin,
              4     Even Hope.


2] Official notification of the death of a relative in battle came to the family in such envelopes.

Online text copyright © 2003, Ian Lancashire for the Department of English, University of Toronto.
Published by the Web Development Group, Information Technology Services, University of Toronto Libraries.

Original text: "Woodbine Willy" [Rev. G. A. Studdert-Kennedy], Rough Rhymes of a Padre (London: Hodder and Stoughton, 1919): 40. 1919/5/85 Cambridge University Library
First publication date: 1918
RPO poem editor: Ian Lancashire
RP edition: 2002
Recent editing: 1:2002/11/17

Composition date: 1914 - 1918
Rhyme: abcb

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