WWI: Fifty two months, fifty two posts – 44 –War Poems and Poets at War

I am finding more and more that the things I would speak about in these blog posts are already far more eloquently explained in posts on other, more prestigious, websites. So this month my post is a link to a most excellent article on the Poetry Foundation website.

Wilfred Owen’s draft of Dulce Et Decorum Est with annotations from Siegfried Sassoon.

The article contains, in the words of the Foundation editors who put it together, “a sampling of poems written in English by both soldiers and civilians, chosen from our archive of over 250 poems from WWI.” It also contains a link to “a collection showcasing the poets who served and volunteered in World War One”.

I hope you find some new poetry in the collection and are as moved by them as I have been.

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