lump to the throat.
They shall grow not old, as we that are left grow old:
Age shall not weary them, nor the years condemn.
At the going down of the sun and in the morning,
We will remember them.
Binyon was a poet and an artist who entered the University of Oxford in 1888. After graduating he worked for the British Museum. With the onset of the first world war Binyon was too old to enlist, instead he worked as a volunteer in a British hospital for French soldiers in France as a hospital orderly.
His poem was written whilst sitting on the very spot you can see below and was first published in September of 1914 in the The Times newspaper.