Wilfred Owen

(1893-1918 / Shropshire / England)

Quotations

Hospital Barge

Budging the sluggard ripples of the Somme,
A barge round old CĂ©risy slowly slewed.
Softly her engines down the current screwed,
And chuckled softly with contented hum,
Till fairy tinklings struck their croonings dumb.
The waters rumpling at the stern subdued;
The lock-gate took her bulging amplitude;
Gently from out the gurgling lock she swum.

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