Tag Archive: poetry

1916 Seen From 1921 by Edmund Blunden

1916 Seen From 1921 by Edmund Blunden

A poem full of raw emotion and a tremendous sense of loss and sadness. The reader becomes acutely aware that Blunden is biding his time, waiting for his life to return to him, so that he can once again be at peace in his beloved countryside, but one also realises that he never really achieved […]

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Lament by Wilfrid Wilson Gibson

Lament by Wilfred Wilson Gibson

The poem given below, quite simply, questions how those who survived the conflict could ever hope to regain a normal life, following the war, in the face of such overwhelming sacrifice. This sad piece reflects Gibson’s unhappiness at his non-combatant status. Written before he was finally accepted by the army, Lament demonstrates a feeling of guilt that […]

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When you see millions of the mouthless dead by Charles Hamilton Sorley

When you see millions of the mouthless dead by Charles Hamilton Sorley

May 1915 by Charlotte Mew

May 1915 by Charlotte Mew poster