Friday poem: The Christmas Truce
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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