Wilfred Owen

(1893-1918 / Shropshire / England)

I Know The Music - Poem by Wilfred Owen

All sounds have been as music to my listening:
Pacific lamentations of slow bells,
The crunch of boots on blue snow rosy-glistening,
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Comments about I Know The Music by Wilfred Owen

  • Cassidy Jenkins (6/7/2016 11:26:00 PM)


    This seems elementary compared to his other peices. Still it offers perspective and detail. I wonder if maybe the simplicity in the style was manipulated to capture the idea of how simple it is to observe and find the beauty in simple things. If so, well played. (Report) Reply

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  • Crystal Rosser Crystal Rosser (7/26/2014 9:31:00 PM)


    He knows the music sung by nature. Stop and smell the roses and listen to their music as well... (Report) Reply

  • Birgitta Abimbola Heikka Birgitta Abimbola Heikka (7/26/2014 7:04:00 PM)


    Lovely poem. Could hear the music of the slow bells, the shuffle of autumn leaves etc (Report) Reply

  • Brian Jani Brian Jani (6/19/2014 5:12:00 AM)


    What a well written poem Mr Pound (Report) Reply

  • Kevin Straw Kevin Straw (7/26/2012 6:34:00 PM)


    Anyone who thinks this is a good poem knows nothing about poetry. (Report) Reply

  • Carlos Echeverria (7/26/2012 2:35:00 PM)


    The sounds of life harmonize for the willing listener. (Report) Reply

  • Surhdique Adeogun Surhdique Adeogun (7/26/2012 7:21:00 AM)


    a transcedent poetic piece, carefully thought out.totally like the simple diction and the endrhyme (Report) Reply

  • Ian Fraser (7/26/2011 7:07:00 PM)


    An interesting fragment. Owen used a number of the ideas, most notably the bells, in his more famous Anthem for Doomed Youth (qv) . I'm sure someone will correct me if I am wrong but I think this might be an early piece written before his war experiences, at any rate the contrast in style is stark and most revealing. (Report) Reply

  • Joseph Poewhit (7/26/2010 4:20:00 AM)


    Words project a heighten sense of reality, in a melodious musical word formation of feelings. (Report) Reply

  • Ramesh T A Ramesh T A (7/26/2010 2:29:00 AM)


    Music of Nature is wonderfully observed and expressed in this nice poem! (Report) Reply

  • Kevin Straw Kevin Straw (7/26/2009 6:21:00 AM)


    This is not Owen at his best. It reads like a first draft. (Report) Reply

  • Gloria J Comingore (7/26/2007 4:49:00 PM)


    Very nice has a great flow. Nice job.
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  • Philippa Lane (7/26/2005 6:13:00 AM)


    This is a most beautiful poem. I am honoured to have read it. I can hear the bells ringing....now I must read more of your poetry. (Report) Reply










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