Used in the 1958 film ‘Carve Her Name with Pride,’ the poem provided a poignant moment at last night’s ceremony!
British playwright Leo Marks may be unknown to most, but after the reading of his poem “The Life That I Have” at Chelsea Clinton‘s wedding last night, that is all likely to change. Believed to be written about his girlfriend Ruth Hambro, who was killed in an airplane crash, the lyrics to the poem are:
The life that I have is all that I have
And the life that I have is yours
The love that I have of the life that I have
Is yours and yours and yours.
A sleep I shall have, a rest I shall have
Yet death will be but a pause
For the peace of my years in the long green grass
Will be yours and yours and yours.
Obviously a very, very touching piece.