They are not here.
And we, we are the Others
Who walk by ourselves unquestioned in the sun
Which shines for us and only for us.
For They are not here.
And are made known to us in this great absence
That lies upon us and is between us
- Edwin Muir's 'The Absent' opened our Lights Out service of Remembrance, Prayer and Penitence on the Centenary of the Outbreak of the First World War, last Monday. You can download a pdf of the event script, in its entirety, here.