Will you come back to us, men of our hearts, to-night In the misty close of the brief October day? Will you leave the alien graves where you sleep and steal away To see the gables and eaves of home grow dark in the evening light? O men of the manor and moated hall and farm, Come back to-night, treading
Winifred M. Letts
Winifred M. Letts was an Irish novelist, playwright, and poet. Her collections include More Songs from Leinster (John Murray, 1926), The Spires of Oxford and Other Poems (E. P. Dutton and Company, 1918), Hallow-e’en and Poems of the War (John Murray, 1916), and Songs from Leinster (John Murray, 1913). Letts, who served at a nurse at a number of military hospitals during World War I, famously wrote about her experiences during the war, as well as the joys of rural life in Ireland. She died in 1972.