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Wilfred Owen
(1893-1918) born on
Mar 18
English poet. He was noted for his anger at the cruelty and waste of war and his pity for its victims.
         
   
F
The pallor of girls' brows shall be their pall;
Their flowers the tenderness of patient minds,
And each slow dusk a drawing-down of blinds.

R
And in the happy no-time of his sleeping
Death took him by the heart.
A
Above all I am not concerned with Poetry. My subject is War, and the pity of War. The Poetry is in the pity.
N
Red lips are not so red
As the stained stones kissed by the English dead.
K
All a poet can do today is warn.
 
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Published Sources for the above Quotations:
F: "Anthem for Doomed Youth."
R: "Asleep."
A: "Poems," Preface.
N: "Greater Love."
K: "Poems."
   


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