Daily Archives: January 14, 2018

Wilfred Owen: “Dulce et decorum est”

Bent double, like old beggars under sacks, Knock-kneed, coughing like hags, we cursed through sludge, Till on the haunting flares we turned our backs, And towards our distant rest began to trudge. Men marched asleep. Many had lost their boots, … Continue reading

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“Base Details” By Siegfried Loraine Sassoon

  If I were fierce, and bald, and short of breath, I’d live with scarlet Majors at the Base, And speed glum heroes up the line to death. You’d see me with my puffy petulant face, Guzzling and gulping in … Continue reading

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“Suicide in the Trenches” by Siegfried Sasson 

I knew a simple soldier boy Who grinned at life in empty joy, Slept soundly through the lonesome dark, And whistled early with the lark. In winter trenches, cowed and glum, With crumps and lice and lack of rum, He … Continue reading

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Dante’s INFERNO, Canto 30: DANTE WASTES TIME

https://pixabay.com/en/time-spiral-droste-clock-hours-1752164/ *** DANTE WASTES TIME *** valuable time lost listening to sinners no more to learn here *** NOTE: Dante listens to Master Adamo and Sinon argue, and Virgil grows angry because Dante has much more to learn in the … Continue reading

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