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A New Heaven

Rating: 3.3

Seeing we never found gay fairyland
(Though still we crouched by bluebells moon by moon)
And missed the tide of Lethe; yet are soon
For that new bridge that leaves old Styx half-spanned;
Nor ever unto Mecca caravanned;
Nor bugled Asgard, skilled in magic rune;
Nor yearned for far Nirvana, the sweet swoon,
And from high Paradise are cursed and banned;

-Let's die home, ferry across the Channel! Thus

Shall we live gods there. Death shall be no sev'rance.
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Owen Burnham 19 June 2004

Profound and haunting. This is the sadness that war engenders in the human heart.

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War cuts like a dispassionate knife Art and poetry in its ruthless path And yet the best of poem was so writ In trenches of strife with grieving hearts

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Dawn Fuzan 27 April 2014

I like this one, its Good

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A good poem worth for reading and enjoying and understanding the innermost thoughts of the poet about the life and the inevitable death in such a situation.

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Gangadharan Nair Pulingat 09 September 2014

I take the opportunity to read once more the poem and likes to understand it and great poet's words a wonderful creation.

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Dr Antony Theodore 25 June 2019

A very good poem .of the great poet Wilfred owen. tony

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Edward Kofi Louis 25 June 2019

" In magic rune" ! ! Thanks for sharing this poem with us.

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A great poem from the learnt poet that felt.

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Tom Allport 25 June 2019

Mothers tears await the bold it is so sad they will never grow old.

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Adeeb Alfateh 25 June 2019

Shall we live gods there. Death shall be no sev'rance. Weary cathedrals light new shrines for us. To us, rough knees of boys shall ache with rev'rence superb write great 10+++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++

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