A New Heaven Poem by Wilfred Owen

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.
Weary cathedrals light new shrines for us.
To us, rough knees of boys shall ache with rev'rence.
Are not girls' breasts a clear, strong Acropole?
-There our oun mothers' tears shall heal us whole.

Owen Burnham 19 June 2004

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

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Krishnakumar Chandrasekar Nair 22 September 2013

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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Chinedu Dike 28 December 2021

An insightful rendition in verse with rhythmic splendour. A beautiful work of art.......

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Rose Marie Juan-austin 28 December 2021

A powerful poem on war. Very touching lines embellished with images that strike the core of heart.

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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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Wilfred Owen

Wilfred Owen

Shropshire / England
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