poet Wilfred Owen

Wilfred Owen

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As Bronze May Be Much Beautified

As bronze may be much beautified
By lying in the dark damp soil,
So men who fade in dust of warfare fade
Fairer, and sorrow blooms their soul.

Like pearls which noble women wear
And, tarnishing, awhile confide
Unto the old salt sea to feed,
Many return more lustrous than they were.

But what of them buried profound,
Buried where we can no more find.
Who ( )
Lie dark for ever under abysmal war?

Poem Submitted: Friday, January 3, 2003

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  • Haidee Majola (6/22/2018 8:44:00 PM)

    I like the style of writing in this poem. What a price to pay in war though... Thanks for sharing Wilfred Owen.

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  • Susan WilliamsSusan Williams (6/22/2018 6:14:00 PM)

    I highly agree with Robert Murray Smith and Ruta Mohapatra. When Wilfred Owen speaks of war, he speaks of which he knew. I keep getting flipped out of this poem to the next poem- is anyone else having this problem?

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  • Dr Tony BrahminDr Tony Brahmin (6/22/2018 2:34:00 PM)

    Very nice poem with lofty examples.. tony

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  • Edward Kofi LouisEdward Kofi Louis (6/22/2018 11:01:00 AM)

    Unto the old salt sea to feed! !

    Thanks for sharing this poem with us.

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  • Kayode Are (6/22/2018 9:32:00 AM)

    Much more darkness is buried under the starkness of war

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  • Lungelo S MbuyaziLungelo S Mbuyazi (6/22/2018 7:35:00 AM)

    Great artwork.... It has a lot of meaning in war context

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  • Adrian FlettAdrian Flett (6/22/2018 7:29:00 AM)

    Profound images of war's futility by a great war poet

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  • Robert Murray SmithRobert Murray Smith (6/22/2018 4:26:00 AM)

    This First World War poet died too young. A sad loss to the world of poetry.

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  • Ruta MohapatraRuta Mohapatra (6/22/2018 2:22:00 AM)

    A thought for the unknown soldiers of wars whose contribution is as significant as the celebrated ones. Nicely penned!

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  • Bernard F. AsuncionBernard F. Asuncion (6/22/2018 1:50:00 AM)

    Such a great poem by Wilfred Owen👍👍👍

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