Friday poem: The Christmas Truce

18 December 2015

by Carol Ann Duffy and illustrated by David Roberts

Read by Leena Norms and Jen Campbell

Poetry is designed to be read aloud – to be chanted, to be sung, to be recited. Although a poem is powerful on paper, it is unforgettable through voice. 

Watch Leena and Jen read 'The Christmas Truce'

Carol Ann Duffy’s brilliant poem celebrates the miraculous truce between the trenches, when enemy shook hands with enemy, shared songs, swapped gifts, even played football, and peace found a place in No Man’s Land. 

 

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