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'Anthem For Doomed Youth' by Wilfred Owen

‘Anthem For Doomed Youth’

by Wilfred Owen

“What passing-bells for these who die as cattle?
— Only the monstrous anger of the guns.
Only the stuttering rifles’ rapid rattle… 124 more words

Poetry

Dulce et Decorum Est -Wilfred Owen

Bent double, like old beggars under sacks,
Knock-kneed, coughing like hags, we cursed through sludge,
Till on the haunting flares we turned our backs
And towards our distant rest began to trudge. 190 more words

Brick-Wall Poetry (2/3): the skeleton problem

Even with such a lesson before him, how heedless is man! Still do we see his world at war from pole to pole. There is war among the religions; war among the nations; war among the peoples; war among the rulers.

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Book Reviews

Week 227: The Send-off, by Wilfred Owen

My home in South Oxfordshire is only a few miles from the village of Dunsden, where the poet Wilfred Owen worked before the First World War as a lay assistant to the vicar. 327 more words

Poetry

Dolce Et Decorum Est

Bent double, like old beggars under sacks,

Knock-kneed, coughing like hags, we cursed through sludge,

Till on the haunting flares we turned our backs,

And towards our distant rest began to trudge. 193 more words

Writing

Poetry on the ugliness of war

Tehran-based Hoonaar Publication has released a collection of poems called ‘Longing for Peace’ (in Persian ‘Dar Arezou-e Solh’). The collection comprises 81 poems by 70 renowned poets from across the world, who have portrayed the cruelty and ugliness of war. 17 more words

Short story: In Search Of by Will Ludwigsen, listened to on the Alfred Hitchcock Mystery Magazine podcast, from June 2008. Recommended.

Poem: Anthem for Doomed Youth by Wilfred Owen, listened to through Librivox. 27 more words

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