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Recommended Link: Poetry is a perfect form to challenge human rights abuses

Given my recent interest in Shelley and the poetry of protest, this piece in last week’s Guardian by Shami Chakrabarti caught my eye. It also contains a reminder of a poem by Auden on Sigmund Freud which I must have another look at. 367 more words


Strange Meeting

by Wilfred Owen
It seemed that out of the battle I escaped
Down some profound dull tunnel, long since scooped
Through granites which Titanic wars had groined. 341 more words


Saturday Poem: 'Arms and the Boy' by Wilfred Owen

Let the boy try along this bayonet-blade

How cold steel is, and keen with hunger of blood;

Blue with all malice, like a madman’s flash; 76 more words


Dulce et Decorum Est is perhaps one of the most well known poems to come from the First World War, and is now taught extensively in Scottish High Schools. 1,260 more words

I picked up an English essay of my eldest for his school assignment. In the pages there were his teacher’s scribbles containing rooms for improvement. 733 more words


The Regeneration Trilogy

The year is 1917, and as World War I rages on the continent, up in Craiglockhart War Hospital psychiatrist Dr. William Rivers is treating casualties with shell-shock. 494 more words

Historical Fiction

Dulce et Decorum Est

The famous anti-war poem by Wilfred Owen written as a result of his experiences serving in WW1 and published after his death. It is relevant as we consider the meaning of ANZAC Day. 327 more words