Ernest Hemingway

(21 July 1899 - 2 July 1961 / Oak Park, Illinois)

To Good Guys Dead - Poem by Ernest Hemingway

They sucked us in;
King and country,
Christ Almighty
And the rest.
Patriotism,
Democracy,
Honor-
W ords and phrases,
They either bitched or killed us.


Comments about To Good Guys Dead by Ernest Hemingway

  • Fabrizio Frosini (2/28/2016 1:18:00 PM)


    these Hemingway's poems remember me (a bit) some of Ungaretti's poetry.. (Report) Reply

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  • Fabrizio Frosini (2/28/2016 1:16:00 PM)


    In 'A Farewell to Arms', Hemingway says:
    '' abstract words such as glory, honor, courage, or hallow were obscene beside the concrete names of villages, the numbers of roads, the names of rivers, the numbers of regiments and the dates ''.
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Poem Submitted: Tuesday, August 31, 2010



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