Thursday, April 14, 2011

Some Famous War Poets and Poems

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Below lists some famous war poets with associated poems ... selected for a U3A discussion group on war poetry ... a wide selection and well worthy of a Post ...

Alfred, Lord Tennyson (1809-92)
The Charge of the Light Brigade.

Leon Gellert (1892-1977)
These Men.
The Last to Leave.

Laurence Binyon (1869-1943)
To the Fallen.
The second stanza are the famous lines ...
They shall grow not old, as we that are left grow old:
            Age shall not weary them, nor the years condemn.
At the going down of the sun, and in the morning,
            We will remember them.

Rupert Brooke (1887-1915)
Sonnet 111: The Dead.
Sonnet V: The Soldier

Herbert Read (1893-1968)
Bombing Casualties.

Wilfred Owen (1893-1918)
Anthem for Doomed Youth.
Dulce et Decorum Est

Siegfried Sassoon (1886-1967)
Glory of Women.

W. W. Gibson (1878-1962)
The Send-Off.

Eva Dobell (1867-1963)
Advent, 1916.

Bruce Dawe (1930 -)
Vietnam Postscript, 1975

May Herschel-Clarke (1850-1950)
The Mother
The Rear-Guard.

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