Scars Upon My Heart
Inspired by a verse written by Vera Brittain to her brother reflecting on his part in the Battle of the Somme and sent to Italy just four days before he died in action during the Austrian Offensive on 15 June 1918.
Your battle-wounds are scars upon my heart,
Received when in that grand and tragic 'show'
You played your part,
Two years ago, .....
To My Brother (In Memory of July 1st, 1916) - Vera Brittain
'Scars Upon My Heart' reflects on the emotional anguish of the women left behind through the terrible losses of the Great War and the torment of perpetual reminders within familiar surroundings.