The first truly global war severely affected civilians at home as well as soldiers on the battlefield. Yet it brought us poetry which touches people today. This is a twenty-first century view of a twentieth century war – the aim is not to glorify but to highlight the human qualities involved. The Great War encapsulated from David Doubleday’s perspective as a poet. Take an intriguing journey through famous and forgotten events; share the viewpoint of some of the individuals and establishments involved; encounter the grimness of trench warfare. Get a pigeon’s eye view, join the Navy in action, civilians in peril and question the legacy. These new poems express the essence of the Great War today – innocence broken.
A Little Uncertainty
A little uncertainty adds spice to any journey – especially a journey of exploration such as this. Encounter forces which created the natural world: volcanic violence, ice and sea – evolution and extinction. Find familiar creatures: are they really like that? If so what do the more unusual animals tell us? Nature, by its very nature surprises and often delights.
The story is the same with human nature; we have the capability to affect the future of our planet – to build and to destroy. Human nature is special – we have the capacity for humour, love, endeavour; a spirituality which raises us above the animal; we have promise. This poetical journey explores our humanity.
Poetry is human.
‘A Little Uncertainty’ offers a varied selection of poems and images; across a range of perspectives aimed to question, enlighten and enjoy.