John McCrae

(30 November 1872 – 28 January 1918 / Guelph, Ontario)

The Anxious Dead - Poem by John McCrae

O guns, fall silent till the dead men hear
Above their heads the legions pressing on:
(These fought their fight in time of bitter fear,
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Comments about The Anxious Dead by John McCrae

  • Gold Star - 39,822 Points Aftab Alam Khursheed (2/27/2015 9:46:00 AM)

    We must adopt and feel the cruelty we must not use guns to kill the innocent (Report) Reply

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  • Gold Star - 6,116 Points Pranab K Chakraborty (2/27/2015 8:34:00 AM)

    Bid them be patient, and some day, anon,
    They shall feel earth enwrapt in silence deep; ...

    Beautiful expression to expose the tragedy of human civilization. Skilled craft indeed. (Report) Reply

  • Gold Star - 28,812 Points Kim Barney (2/27/2015 7:33:00 AM)

    The poet died around the time of WW One. I wonder if that was the war he was writing about or an earlier one?
    Well written. I enjoyed reading this one. (Report) Reply

  • Rookie Julie Miner (11/1/2007 4:45:00 PM)

    Great poem. Having met a soilder who had seen heavy battle in Iraque it accuratly expresses thoughts they may have (Report) Reply

  • Rookie Neil Barry Haughey (11/12/2006 2:59:00 PM)

    Extemely moving. Falls just short of 'In Flanders Fields'. (Report) Reply

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