“If it be life that waits I shall live for ever unconquered.
If death I shall die at last strong in my pride and free.”
These are the final lines of E Alan Mackintosh's poem A Creed, and are carved upon “The Call 1914”, the Scottish American Memorial in Edinburgh.
Today we remember all those who died in the First World War, and the armistice of 11 November 1918. Fittingly, we will be marking Remembrance Day with the first of our events celebrating the life and work of E Alan Mackintosh and commemorating his death in 1917. We will be participating in You're Wanted, Lads: Frontline Voices from WWI at the Scottish Storytelling Centre. Tickets are now sold out, but we hope to see some of our Edinburgh friends there tonight.
The full text of A Creed is on our Poems page.
The photo used in the image is Poppies by Susanne Nilsson/Flickr, used under a Creative Commons licence.