[i Saw His Round Mouth's Crimson] Poem by Wilfred Owen

[i Saw His Round Mouth's Crimson]

Rating: 2.9


[I saw his round mouth's crimson deepen as it fell],
Like a Sun, in his last deep hour;
Watched the magnificent recession of farewell,
Clouding, half gleam, half glower,
And a last splendour burn the heavens of his cheek.
And in his eyes
The cold stars lighting, very old and bleak,
In different skies.

COMMENTS OF THE POEM
Robert Quilter 25 September 2008

Amazing first line, and the rest's not bad as well.

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Fabrizio Frosini 27 May 2016

[I saw his round mouth's crimson deepen as it fell], Like a Sun, in his last deep hour; Watched the magnificent recession of farewell, Clouding, half gleam, half glower, And a last splendour burn the heavens of his cheek. And in his eyes The cold stars lighting, very old and bleak, In different skies. - in ITALIAN: [Vidi il rosso cremisi della sua bocca rotonda incupirsi mentre cadeva], Come un sole, basso, nella sua ultima ora; Vidi il magnifico ritiro del commiato, Rannuvolarsi, per metà brillante, per metà torvo, E un ultimo splendore bruciare i cieli della sua guancia. E nei suoi occhi Le fredde stelle accendersi, antiche e tetre, In altri cieli.

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Fabrizio Frosini 27 May 2016

'' the heavens of his cheek '': ... mm.. what is the real meaning?

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Real Fabrizio 27 March 2019

shut up kid

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Dawn Fuzan 27 April 2014

I think its a nice one, very good

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Poignant yet beautiful poem. Compelling imagery.

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Sylvia Frances Chan 16 May 2021

His poetry owes its beauty to a deep ingrained sense of compassion coupled with grim realism. Owen is also acknowledged as a technically accomplished poet and master of metrical variety. He died very young amidst his war-duty

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Sylvia Frances Chan 16 May 2021

Beautiful poem, most deserving as The Classic Poem Of The Day.5 Stars for this tragic fantastic but very sad poem.Congratulations for the Classic POTD

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Wilfy 27 March 2019

dont worry dropping part 2 soon

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Wilfred Owen 27 March 2019

dont worry guys dropping part 2

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