Isaac Rosenberg

(25 November 1890 – 1 April 1918 / Bristol / England)

Dead Man's Dump


The plunging limbers over the shattered track
Racketed with their rusty freight,
Stuck out like many crowns of thorns,
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  • Gold Star - 21,309 Points Gangadharan Nair Pulingat (10/22/2014 9:11:00 AM)

    It is a tragedy to remember or imagine the fear and death of man in cold blood and the poet in his imagination created the story in a specific event and it is a success. (Report) Reply

  • Bronze Star - 2,179 Points John Richter (10/22/2014 7:11:00 AM)

    My first thought is that this author certainly witnessed this event, for I don't think a person writing in fantasy could describe the intricacies such as the mules bellies shaking in fear, perhaps with each gun shot, or blasting shell. And to correlate so beautifully the difference between the extreme loss of life, decay, and the subtleness with which they resume their part within the earth again, and to those still living who can not understand, can not know, what awaits them - but mere funeral pyre - absolutely breath taking. This is a flower peteled path through a most horid event witnessed by Mr. Rosenberg. Immaculate. And the least of which I expected, especially considering the length of this poem. Generally I haven't the patience for something so long, but this wonderful use of imagery and substance kept me on to the very end... I'll be reading more of Mr. Rosenbergs works I assume. (Report) Reply

  • Rookie - 98 Points Ronn Michael Salinas (10/22/2012 12:31:00 PM)

    It's that doom train, huh? (Report) Reply

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