Geoffrey Studdert Kennedy
Geoffrey Anketell Studdert Kennedy MC (27 June 1883 – 8 March 1929) was an English Anglican priest and poet. He was nicknamed "Woodbine Willie" during World War I for giving Woodbine cigarettes to the soldiers he met, as well as spiritual aid to injured and dying soldiers.
- Waste of Blood, and waste of Tears
Waste of youth's most precious years,
Waste of ways the saints have trod,
Waste of Glory, waste of God,
- from Waste, in More Rough Rhymes of a Padre (1919)
- God gave His children memory
That in life's garden there might be
June roses in December.
- from Roses in December, in Songs of Faith and Doubt (1922)