So apparently this article has been moving around a bit in Facebook groups. The writer is not the first to coin the term " Poetry is Dead" or for that matter the poetic viewpoint that T.S. Elliot was the game changer. What is your idealism or belief? This is not so much a critique as … Continue reading On T.S. Elliot & The Death of Poetry. Another Opinion – R.M. Engelhardt
O World of many worlds
O World of many worlds, O life of lives, What centre hast thou? Where am I? O whither is it thy fierce onrush drives? Fight I, or drift; or stand; or fly? The loud machinery spins, points work in touch; Wheels whirl in systems, zone in zone. Myself having sometime moved with such, Would strike … Continue reading O World of many worlds
No Man's Land The area of land riddled with barbed wire and corpses and heavily defended between two enemy trenches. No soldier would want to find themselves there.
The Christmas Truce 1914
“The Truce” Christmas 1914 Though World War I had been raging for only four months, it was already proving to be one of the bloodiest wars in history. Soldiers on both sides were trapped in trenches, exposed to the cold and wet winter weather, covered in mud, and extremely careful of sniper shots. Machines guns … Continue reading The Christmas Truce 1914
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UnSung Poets : Joyce Kilmer WW1
Alfred Joyce Kilmer (December 6, 1886 – July 30, 1918) was an American journalist, poet, literary critic, lecturer, and editor. Though a prolific poet whose works celebrated the common beauty of the natural world as well as his religious faith, Kilmer is remembered most for a short poem entitled “Trees” (1913), which was published in … Continue reading UnSung Poets : Joyce Kilmer WW1