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Wilfred Owen Quotes By Wilfred Owen: The dust that fell unnoted as a dew,Wrapped The dust that fell unnoted as a dew,
Wrapped the dead city's face like mummy-cloth
Wilfred Owen
Wilfred Owen Quotes By Wilfred Owen: Little I'd ever teach a son, but hitting, Little I'd ever teach a son, but hitting, Shooting, war, hunting, all the arts of hurting. Wilfred Owen
Wilfred Owen Quotes By Wilfred Owen: I don't ask myself, is the life congenial I don't ask myself, is the life congenial to me? But, am I fitted for, am I called to, the Ministry? Wilfred Owen
Wilfred Owen Quotes By Wilfred Owen: It seemed that out of battle I escaped It seemed that out of battle I escaped Down some profound dull tunnel, long since scooped Through granites which titanic wars had groined. — Wilfred Owen
Wilfred Owen Quotes By Wilfred Owen: So secretly, like wrongs hushed-up, they went. So secretly, like wrongs hushed-up, they went. — Wilfred Owen
Wilfred Owen Quotes By Wilfred Owen: Numbers of the old people cannot read. Those Numbers of the old people cannot read. Those who can seldom do. — Wilfred Owen
Wilfred Owen Quotes By Wilfred Owen: Heart, you were never hotNor large, nor full Heart, you were never hot
Nor large, nor full like hearts made great with shot — Wilfred Owen
Wilfred Owen Quotes By Wilfred Owen: Red lips are not so red as the Red lips are not so red as the stained stones kissed by the English dead. — Wilfred Owen
Wilfred Owen Quotes By Wilfred Owen: I find purer philosophy in a Poem than I find purer philosophy in a Poem than in a Conclusion of Geometry, a chemical analysis, or a physical law. — Wilfred Owen
Wilfred Owen Quotes By Wilfred Owen: All I ask is to be held above All I ask is to be held above the barren wastes of want. — Wilfred Owen
Wilfred Owen Quotes By Wilfred Owen: Sleep mothered them; and left the twilight sad. Sleep mothered them; and left the twilight sad. — Wilfred Owen
Wilfred Owen Quotes By Wilfred Owen: All a poet can do today is warn. All a poet can do today is warn. That is why the true Poets must be truthful. — Wilfred Owen
Wilfred Owen Quotes By Wilfred Owen: Was it for this the clay grew tall? Was it for this the clay grew tall? O what made fatuous sunbeams toil To break earth's sleep at all? — Wilfred Owen
Wilfred Owen Quotes By Wilfred Owen: Move him into the sun-gently its touch awoke Move him into the sun-
gently its touch awoke him once, — Wilfred Owen
Wilfred Owen Quotes By Wilfred Owen: All theological lore is becoming distasteful to me. All theological lore is becoming distasteful to me. — Wilfred Owen
Wilfred Owen Quotes By Wilfred Owen: Escape? There is one unwatched way: your eyes. Escape? There is one unwatched way: your eyes. O Beauty! Keep me good that secret gate. — Wilfred Owen
Wilfred Owen Quotes By Wilfred Owen: The old happiness is unreturning. Boy's griefs are The old happiness is unreturning. Boy's griefs are not so grievous as youth's yearning. Boys have no sadness sadder than our hope. — Wilfred Owen
Wilfred Owen Quotes By Wilfred Owen: All the poet can do today is warn. All the poet can do today is warn. That is why true Poets must be truthful. — Wilfred Owen
Wilfred Owen Quotes By Wilfred Owen: Do you know what would hold me together Do you know what would hold me together on a battlefield? The sense that I was perpetuating the language in which Keats and the rest of them wrote! — Wilfred Owen
Wilfred Owen Quotes By Wilfred Owen: Ambition may be defined as the willingness to Ambition may be defined as the willingness to receive any number of hits on the nose. — Wilfred Owen
Wilfred Owen Quotes By Wilfred Owen: I tried to peg out soldierly,no use!One dies I tried to peg out soldierly,
no use!
One dies of war like any old disease. — Wilfred Owen
Wilfred Owen Quotes By Wilfred Owen: He's lost his colour very far from here,Poured He's lost his colour very far from here,
Poured it down shell-holes till the veins ran dry — Wilfred Owen
Wilfred Owen Quotes By Wilfred Owen: I am only conscious of any satisfaction in I am only conscious of any satisfaction in Scientific Reading or thinking when it rounds off into a poetical generality and vagueness. — Wilfred Owen
Wilfred Owen Quotes By Wilfred Owen: Through the dense din, I say, we heard Through the dense din, I say, we heard him shout
"I see your lights!" But ours had long died out. — Wilfred Owen
Wilfred Owen Quotes By Wilfred Owen: Never fear: Thank Home, and Poetry, and the Never fear: Thank Home, and Poetry, and the Force behind both. — Wilfred Owen
Wilfred Owen Quotes By Wilfred Owen: Be bullied, be outraged, by killed, but do Be bullied, be outraged, by killed, but do not kill. — Wilfred Owen
Wilfred Owen Quotes By Wilfred Owen: For by my glee might many men have For by my glee might many men have laughed,
And of my weeping may something have been left,
Which must die now. — Wilfred Owen
Wilfred Owen Quotes By Wilfred Owen: Walking abroad, one is the admiration of all Walking abroad, one is the admiration of all little boys, and meets an approving glance from every eye of elderly. — Wilfred Owen
Wilfred Owen Quotes By Pat Barker: I don't think it's possible to c-call yourself I don't think it's possible to c-call yourself a C-Christian and ... and j-just leave out the awkward bits.' -Wilfred Owen — Pat Barker
Wilfred Owen Quotes By Wilfred Owen: All a poet can do today is warn. All a poet can do today is warn. — Wilfred Owen
Wilfred Owen Quotes By Wilfred Owen: Flying is the only active profession I would Flying is the only active profession I would ever continue with enthusiasm after the War. — Wilfred Owen
Wilfred Owen Quotes By Wilfred Owen: Happy are men who yet before they are Happy are men who yet before they are killed
Can let their veins run cold. — Wilfred Owen
Wilfred Owen Quotes By Wilfred Owen: And in his eyesThe cold stars lighting, very And in his eyes
The cold stars lighting, very old and bleak,
In different skies. — Wilfred Owen
Wilfred Owen Quotes By Wilfred Owen: Now beginFamines of thought and feeling. Now begin
Famines of thought and feeling. — Wilfred Owen
Wilfred Owen Quotes By Wilfred Owen: Children are not meant to be studied, but Children are not meant to be studied, but enjoyed. Only by studying to be pleased do we understand them. — Wilfred Owen
Wilfred Owen Quotes By Wilfred Owen: The English say, Yours Truly, and mean it. The English say, Yours Truly, and mean it. The Italians say, I kiss your feet, and mean, I kick your head. — Wilfred Owen
Wilfred Owen Quotes By Wilfred Owen: Sweet and fitting it is to die for Sweet and fitting it is to die for the fatherland. — Wilfred Owen
Wilfred Owen Quotes By Wilfred Owen: Wading sloughs of flesh these helpless wander,Treading blood Wading sloughs of flesh these helpless wander,
Treading blood from lungs that had loved laughter. — Wilfred Owen
Wilfred Owen Quotes By Wilfred Owen: I was a boy when I first realized I was a boy when I first realized that the fullest life liveable was a Poet's. — Wilfred Owen
Wilfred Owen Quotes By Wilfred Owen: She is elegant rather than belle. She is elegant rather than belle. — Wilfred Owen
Wilfred Owen Quotes By Wilfred Owen: Those who have no hope pass their old Those who have no hope pass their old age shrouded with an inward gloom. — Wilfred Owen
Wilfred Owen Quotes By Wilfred Owen: As bronze may be much beautified by lying 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. — Wilfred Owen
Wilfred Owen Quotes By Wilfred Owen: I thought of all that worked dark pitsOf I thought of all that worked dark pits
Of war, and died
Digging the rock where Death reputes
Peace lies indeed. — Wilfred Owen
Wilfred Owen Quotes By Wilfred Owen: These men are worth your tears. You are These men are worth your tears. You are not worth their merriment. — Wilfred Owen
Wilfred Owen Quotes By Wilfred Owen: After all my years of playing soldiers, and After all my years of playing soldiers, and then of reading History, I have almost a mania to be in the East, to see fighting, and to serve. — Wilfred Owen
Wilfred Owen Quotes By Wilfred Owen: My soul's a little grief, grappling your chest,To My soul's a little grief, grappling your chest,
To climb your throat on sobs; easily chased
On other sighs and wiped by fresher winds. — Wilfred Owen
Wilfred Owen Quotes By Wilfred Owen: If I have got to be a soldier, If I have got to be a soldier, I must be a good one, anything else is unthinkable. — Wilfred Owen
Wilfred Owen Quotes By Wilfred Owen: There breasts were stuck all white with wreath There breasts were stuck all white with wreath and spray
As men's are, dead. — Wilfred Owen
Wilfred Owen Quotes By Wilfred Owen: The war effects me less than it ought. The war effects me less than it ought. I can do no service to anybody by agitating for news or making dole over the slaughter. — Wilfred Owen
Wilfred Owen Quotes By Wilfred Owen: No-man's land under snow is like the face No-man's land under snow is like the face of the moon: chaotic, crater ridden, uninhabitable, awful, the abode of madness. — Wilfred Owen
Wilfred Owen Quotes By Wilfred Owen: And by his smile, I knew that sullen And by his smile, I knew that sullen hall, By his dead smile I knew we stood in Hell. — Wilfred Owen
Wilfred Owen Quotes By Wilfred Owen: Dead men may envy living mites in cheese,Or Dead men may envy living mites in cheese,
Or good germs even. Microbes have their joys,
And subdivide, and never come to death. — Wilfred Owen
Wilfred Owen Quotes By Wilfred Owen: And some cease feelingEven themselves or for themselves.Dullness And some cease feeling
Even themselves or for themselves.
Dullness best solves
The tease and doubt of shelling — Wilfred Owen
Wilfred Owen Quotes By Wilfred Owen: Be bullied, be outraged, be killed, but do Be bullied, be outraged, be killed, but do not kill. — Wilfred Owen
Wilfred Owen Quotes By Wilfred Owen: My subject is war, and the pity of My subject is war, and the pity of war. — Wilfred Owen