Tag Archives: Wilfred Owen

Word Cloud: FAÇADE

by NONA BLYTH CLOUD In Georgette Heyer’s novel Regency Buck, Mrs. Scattergood’s description of herself fits my first impression of Edith Sitwell (1887-1964) perfectly: “I am shockingly expensive, but you won’t mind that, I daresay. Oh, you are looking at my gown … Continue reading

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ON THIS DAY: December 30, 2018

December 30th is Bacon Day * Bicarbonate of Soda Day Falling Needles Cleanup Day _______________________________________ MORE! Elyne Mitchell, Wilfred Owen and Tu Youyou, click

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The Coffee Shop – Wilfred Owen: “Dulce et Decorum Est”

Wilfred Owen, one of the great poets of World War 1, was born in England in 1893. He enlisted in 1915, and was commissioned as a second lieutenant in the Manchester Regiment. By early 1917, he had undergone several traumatic … Continue reading

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Word Cloud: WARCRY

by NONA BLYTH CLOUD This month marks the 99th Anniversary of the end of the Somme Offensive, also known as the Battle of the Somme. The Somme was one of the longest, bloodiest battles in human history: between July 1, and … Continue reading

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“Anthem For Doomed Youth”: A Poem by Wilfred Owen Read by Kenneth Branagh

SUBMITTED BY ELAINE MAGLIARO Anthem for Doomed Youth was written by Wilfred Owen in 1916, when he was a patient at Craiglockhart War Hospital in Edinburgh, recovering from shell shock.    

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In Honor of National Poetry Month: War Poems

By Charlton “Chuck” Stanley I first became interested in war poems when I discovered the work of Wilfred Owen. He was killed exactly one week before the Armistice was signed in November 1918. That first poem of his I read … Continue reading

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