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As Bronze May Be Much Beautified

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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,
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Adrian Flett 22 June 2018

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

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Robert Murray Smith 22 June 2018

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

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Ruta Mohapatra 22 June 2018

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. Asuncion 22 June 2018

Such a great poem by Wilfred Owen??????

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Dr Antony Theodore 22 June 2018

Very nice poem with lofty examples.. tony

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Khairul Ahsan 17 October 2020

'But what of them buried profound, Buried where we can no more find. Who () Lie dark for ever under abysmal war? ' - I lend my voice to this beautiful song for the unsung! We all know about the futility of war and the destruction it wreaks on mankind, yet we all are pawns in the hands of the war mongers. We collectively sin by voting them to power! Congratulations, posthumously, to the poet for the well desered honour of having his poem selected as the 'Poem of the Day'!

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Mahtab Bangalee 17 October 2020

life warfare life to posses the greedy throne man to woman and woman to man encouragement for this nothing else just abysmal darkness!

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Deepak S S 17 October 2020

A heros of the war is soon forgotten.

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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. Awsome! Only Wilfred Owen can write so.

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Haidee Majola 22 June 2018

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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