This poem of longing for England is one of three poems in “Servigliano Calling” by Denis Crooks of Southend-on-Sea, Essex.
This place of heat and sun and sand!
When shall that day return
That I shall no more tread this land,
But that for which I yearn!
O England mine—my home, my love,
When shall I see thee more?
Thy pleasant fields, white clouds above,
And sea-encircled shore.