French postcard “Les Allies” addressed to Mlle Marie Gaignet, Isle d’Elle, Vendee postmarked Loire, 21st March (the year is unclear)

"Courage was mine, and I had mystery;
Wisdom was mine, and I had mastery;
To miss the march of the retreating world
Into vain citadels that are not walled”

from Strange Meeting by Wilfred Owen

French postcard “Les Allies” addressed to Mlle Marie Gaignet, Isle d’Elle, Vendee postmarked Loire, 21st March (the year is unclear)

"Courage was mine, and I had mystery;

Wisdom was mine, and I had mastery;

To miss the march of the retreating world

Into vain citadels that are not walled”

from Strange Meeting by Wilfred Owen