Dead soldiers in a trench, Hill of Cividale on the Italian Front
Photographer unidentified, November 1917. Hulton Getty Collection
What is Stonehenge?
What is Stonehenge? It is the roofless past;
Man’s ruinous myth; his uninterred adoring
Of the unknown in sunrise cold and red;
His quest of stars that arch his doomed exploring.
And what is Time but shadows that were cast
By these storm-sculptured stones while centuries fled?
The stones remain; their stillness can outlast
The skies of history hurrying overhead.
Siegfried Sassoon (1886-1967) World War I poet.