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Today, we have naming of parts
Tending my tools
Henry Reed’s 1942 poem ‘Naming of Parts’ forms Part I of a six-poem collection called Lessons of the War, each a parody of British Army training during the Second World War. This line captures the routines of life—even in wartime. I’m taking this week off to tend to my tools. Next time.
Naming of Parts Today we have naming of parts. Yesterday, We had daily cleaning. And tomorrow morning, We shall have what to do after firing. But to-day, Today we have naming of parts. Japonica Glistens like coral in all of the neighbouring gardens, And today we have naming of parts.
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