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Analysis and comments on The Boys by Oliver Wendell Holmes

Comment 2 of 2, added on November 13th, 2008 at 10:21 AM.

It all started when the three of us attended Kindergarden together. And
now we still get together for a reunion once a year. Amazing how vivid
recollections of incidents and aquaintances long forgotten become once
brought into the conversation.The era in which we lived called for us to
serve our country in the military and upon our return to civilian life and
college find jobs in other states far from our beloved home town where we
all grew up with its trolley cars and horse-drawn wagons.I plan to read
"The Boys" at our next reunion now that we are all "80" but in our hearts
we are all still 20!!

JOHN OROURKE from United States
Comment 1 of 2, added on February 20th, 2006 at 5:55 PM.

This is just one of many nostalgic "aging" poems,generally written by men.
It is recited, in part, by one of the captured soldiers, who is awaiting
torture in the 1943 film, The Purple Heart, starring Dana Andrews. The
reason for the recitation was that Dana's character, the captain of the
captured air crew, had just reached the ancient age of 30!

Allen Boston from United States

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Poet: Oliver Wendell Holmes
Poem: The Boys
Added: Apr 5 2005
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