In this category:

    FLEURSDUMAL POETRY LIBRARY - classic, modern, experimental & visual & sound poetry, poetry in translation, city poets, poetry archive, pre-raphaelites, editor's choice, etc.
    WAR POETRY
    *War Poetry Archive
    FLEURSDUMAL POETRY LIBRARY - classic, modern, experimental & visual & sound poetry, poetry in translation, city poets, poetry archive, pre-raphaelites, editor's choice, etc.
    POETRY ARCHIVE
    Archive O-P
    FLEURSDUMAL POETRY LIBRARY - classic, modern, experimental & visual & sound poetry, poetry in translation, city poets, poetry archive, pre-raphaelites, editor's choice, etc.
    CLASSIC POETRY
    WAR & PEACE

New on FdM

  1. Michelle Witen: James Joyce and Absolute Music
  2. Ton van Reen: Het diepste blauw (050). Een roman als feuilleton
  3. Karl Marx: Das Kapital
  4. Viking Eggeling: Four frames from “Diagonal-Symphonie”
  5. Orphic Paris by Henri Cole
  6. Karl Marx: Es kommt darauf an, die Welt zu verändern. Ein Karl-Marx-Lesebuch
  7. Patrick Tudoret: Fromentin. Le roman d’une vie
  8. JACE van de Ven: Met Vaart In Het Hart. Verhalen uit het Brabants Wielercafé
  9. Sleeping Late on Judgment Day. Poems by Jane Mayhall
  10. Ton van Reen: Het diepste blauw (049). Een roman als feuilleton

Or see the index

All categories

  1. CINEMA, RADIO & TV (76)
  2. DANCE (45)
  3. DICTIONARY OF IDEAS (143)
  4. EXHIBITION – art, art history, photos, paintings, drawings, sculpture, ready-mades, video, performing arts, collages, gallery, etc. (1,230)
  5. FICTION & NON-FICTION – books, booklovers, lit. history, biography, essays, translations, short stories, columns, literature: celtic, beat, travesty, war, dada & de stijl, drugs, dead poets (2,234)
  6. FLEURSDUMAL POETRY LIBRARY – classic, modern, experimental & visual & sound poetry, poetry in translation, city poets, poetry archive, pre-raphaelites, editor's choice, etc. (3,439)
  7. LITERARY NEWS & EVENTS – art & literature news, in memoriam, festivals, city-poets, writers in Residence (1,168)
  8. MONTAIGNE (84)
  9. MUSEUM OF LOST CONCEPTS – invisible poetry, conceptual writing, spurensicherung (41)
  10. MUSEUM OF NATURAL HISTORY – department of ravens & crows, birds of prey, riding a zebra (75)
  11. MUSEUM OF PUBLIC PROTEST- photos, texts, videos, street poetry, 1968 (70)
  12. MUSIC (138)
  13. PRESS & PUBLISHING (52)
  14. REPRESSION OF WRITERS, JOURNALISTS & ARTISTS (72)
  15. STORY ARCHIVE – olv van de veestraat, reading room, tales for fellow citizens (16)
  16. STREET POETRY (20)
  17. THEATRE (137)
  18. TOMBEAU DE LA JEUNESSE – early death: writers, poets & artists who died young (217)
  19. ULTIMATE LIBRARY – danse macabre, ex libris, grimm & co, fairy tales, art of reading, tales of mystery & imagination, sherlock holmes theatre, erotic poetry, ideal women (127)
  20. WAR & PEACE (41)
  21. · (2)

Or see the index



  1. Subscribe to new material: RSS

Jessie POPE: The Zeppelin Armada

fdm_jessiepope

Jessie Pope
(1868 – 1941)

The Zeppelin Armada

‘To-Day, since Zeppelins are in the air,
And folks glance skywards as they go their ways,
Let us hark back a bit to an affair
That happened in Queen Bess’s sturdy days,
When the Armada, backed by Spanish lust
A fleet that floating palaces resembled
Sailed proudly forth to crush us in the dust,
While all the tremulous in England trembled.

What was the fate of those unwieldy craft ?
Our little frigates made of British oak
Harassed the mighty galleons fore and aft,
Handy to strike and shun the counterstroke.
The Great Invasion ended in defeat.
No more could Philip play the part of mocker,
The rout of the Armada was complete,
And down it went to Davy Jones’s locker.

What frigates did in 1558
May be repeated in the air to-day,
When clumsy Zeppelins may meet their fate
From aeroplanes that sting and dart away.
A well-equipped and handy air patrol
Would circumvent an aerial attack.
If London is to be the Zeppes’ goal,
It’s up to us to see they don’t go back!

Jessie Pope
fleursdumal.nl magazine

More in: *War Poetry Archive, Archive O-P, CLASSIC POETRY, WAR & PEACE

Previous and Next Entry

« | »

Thank you for reading FLEURSDUMAL.NL - magazine for art & literature