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#1. He's lost his colour very far from here,
Poured it down shell-holes till the veins ran dry - Author: Wilfred Owen
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#2. Sweet and fitting it is to die for the fatherland. - Author: Wilfred Owen
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#3. My subject is war, and the pity of war. - Author: Wilfred Owen
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#4. Flying is the only active profession I would ever continue with enthusiasm after the War. - Author: Wilfred Owen
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#5. When I begin to eliminate from the list all those professions which are impossible from a financial point of view and then those which I feel disinclined to - it leaves nothing. - Author: Wilfred Owen
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#6. Little I'd ever teach a son, but hitting, Shooting, war, hunting, all the arts of hurting. - Author: Wilfred Owen
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#7. Consummation is consumption
We cannot consummate our bliss and not consume
All joys are cakes and vanish in eating
All bliss is sugar's melting in the mouth - Author: Wilfred Owen
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#8. My arms have mutinied against me - brutes!
My fingers fidget like ten idle brats,
My back's been stiff for hours, damned hours.
Death never gives his squad a Stand-at-ease. - Author: Wilfred Owen
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#9. 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. - Author: Wilfred Owen
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#10. Escape? There is one unwatched way: your eyes. O Beauty! Keep me good that secret gate. - Author: Wilfred Owen
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#11. Wading sloughs of flesh these helpless wander,
Treading blood from lungs that had loved laughter. - Author: Wilfred Owen
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#12. For by my glee might many men have laughed,
And of my weeping may something have been left,
Which must die now. - Author: Wilfred Owen
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#13. Happy are men who yet before they are killed
Can let their veins run cold. - Author: Wilfred Owen
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#14. 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. - Author: Wilfred Owen
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#15. I tried to peg out soldierly,
no use!
One dies of war like any old disease. - Author: Wilfred Owen
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#16. 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. - Author: Wilfred Owen
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#17. All the poet can do today is warn. That is why true Poets must be truthful. - Author: Wilfred Owen
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#18. Walking abroad, one is the admiration of all little boys, and meets an approving glance from every eye of elderly. - Author: Wilfred Owen
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#19. I don't ask myself, is the life congenial to me? But, am I fitted for, am I called to, the Ministry? - Author: Wilfred Owen
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#20. I have perceived much beauty
In the hoarse oaths that kept our courage straight;
Heard music in the silentness of duty;
Found peace where shell-storms spouted reddest spate. - Author: Wilfred Owen
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#21. Shall they return to beating of great bells
In wild train-loads?
A few, a few, too few for drums and yells,
May creep back, silent, to village wells,
Up half-known roads. - Author: Wilfred Owen
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#22. And you have fixed my life - however short. You did not light me: I was always a mad comet; but you have fixed me. I spun round you a satellite for a month, but I shall swing out soon, a dark star in the orbit where you will blaze. - Author: Wilfred Owen
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#23. And some cease feeling
Even themselves or for themselves.
Dullness best solves
The tease and doubt of shelling - Author: Wilfred Owen
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#24. Numbers of the old people cannot read. Those who can seldom do. - Author: Wilfred Owen
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#25. Soldiers may grow a soul when turned to fronds,
But here the thing's best left at home with friends. - Author: Wilfred Owen
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#26. So secretly, like wrongs hushed-up, they went. - Author: Wilfred Owen
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#27. I dreamed kind Jesus fouled the big-gun gears; and caused a permanent stoppage in all bolts; and buckled with a smile Mausers and Colts; and rusted every bayonet with His tears. - Author: Wilfred Owen
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#28. Through the dense din, I say, we heard him shout
"I see your lights!" But ours had long died out. - Author: Wilfred Owen
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#29. Those who have no hope pass their old age shrouded with an inward gloom. - Author: Wilfred Owen
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#30. Be bullied, be outraged, by killed, but do not kill. - Author: Wilfred Owen
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#31. If I have got to be a soldier, I must be a good one, anything else is unthinkable. - Author: Wilfred Owen
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#32. Was it for this the clay grew tall? O what made fatuous sunbeams toil To break earth's sleep at all? - Author: Wilfred Owen
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#33. Heart, you were never hot
Nor large, nor full like hearts made great with shot - Author: Wilfred Owen
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#34. Strange friend,' I said,'here is no cause to mourn.' 'None,'said the other,'save the undone years, The hopelessness.Whatever hope is yours Was my life also; I went hunting wild After the wildest beauty in the world. - Author: Wilfred Owen
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#35. Courage was mine, and I had mystery,
Wisdom was mine, and I had mastery:
To miss the march of this retreating world
Into vain citadels that are not walled. - Author: Wilfred Owen
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#36. The centuries will burn rich loads
With which we groaned,
Whose warmth shall lull their dreaming lids,
While songs are crooned:
But they will not dream of us poor lads,
Left in the ground. - Author: Wilfred Owen
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#37. And in his eyes
The cold stars lighting, very old and bleak,
In different skies. - Author: Wilfred Owen
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#38. I was a boy when I first realized that the fullest life liveable was a Poet's. - Author: Wilfred Owen
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#39. All I ask is to be held above the barren wastes of want. - Author: Wilfred Owen
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#40. I am only conscious of any satisfaction in Scientific Reading or thinking when it rounds off into a poetical generality and vagueness. - Author: Wilfred Owen
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#41. Sleep mothered them; and left the twilight sad. - Author: Wilfred Owen
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#42. The dust that fell unnoted as a dew,
Wrapped the dead city's face like mummy-cloth - Author: Wilfred Owen
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#43. Then, when much blood had clogged their chariot-wheels I would go up and wash them from sweet wells, Even with truths that lie too deep for taint. I would have poured my spirit without stint But not through wounds; not on the cess of war. - Author: Wilfred Owen
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#44. All theological lore is becoming distasteful to me. - Author: Wilfred Owen
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#45. I went hunting wild
After the wildest beauty in the world
Which lies not calm in eyes, or braided hair
But mocks the steady running of the hour
And if it grieves, grieves richlier than here - Author: Wilfred Owen
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#46. Behold,
A ram, caught in a thicket by its horns;
Offer the Ram of Pride instead of him.
But the old man would not so, but slew his son,
And half the seed of Europe, one by one - Author: Wilfred Owen
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#47. There breasts were stuck all white with wreath and spray
As men's are, dead. - Author: Wilfred Owen
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#48. Now begin
Famines of thought and feeling. - Author: Wilfred Owen
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#49. Oh, Death was never enemy of ours!
We laughed at him, we leagued with him, old chum.
No soldier's paid to kick against His powers.
We laughed, - knowing that better men would come,
And greater wars: when each proud fighter brags
He wars on Death, for lives; not men, for flags. - Author: Wilfred Owen
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#50. These men are worth your tears. You are not worth their merriment. - Author: Wilfred Owen
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#51. 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! - Author: Wilfred Owen
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#52. The English say, Yours Truly, and mean it. The Italians say, I kiss your feet, and mean, I kick your head. - Author: Wilfred Owen
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#53. All a poet can do today is warn. - Author: Wilfred Owen
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#54. No-man's land under snow is like the face of the moon: chaotic, crater ridden, uninhabitable, awful, the abode of madness. - Author: Wilfred Owen
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#55. Move him into the sun-
gently its touch awoke him once, - Author: Wilfred Owen
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#56. Children are not meant to be studied, but enjoyed. Only by studying to be pleased do we understand them. - Author: Wilfred Owen
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#57. But let my death be memoried on this disc.
Wear it, sweet friend. Inscribe no date nor deed.
But let thy heart-beat kiss it night and day,
Until the name grow vague and wear away. - Author: Wilfred Owen
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#58. It seemed that out of battle I escaped Down some profound dull tunnel, long since scooped Through granites which titanic wars had groined. - Author: Wilfred Owen
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#59. I, too, saw God through mud - The mud that cracked on cheeks when wretches smiled. War brought more glory to their eyes than blood, And gave their laughs more glee than shakes a child. - Author: Wilfred Owen
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#60. Be bullied, be outraged, be killed, but do not kill. - Author: Wilfred Owen
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#61. Red lips are not so red as the stained stones kissed by the English dead. - Author: Wilfred Owen
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#62. All a poet can do today is warn. That is why the true Poets must be truthful. - Author: Wilfred Owen
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#63. The old happiness is unreturning. Boy's griefs are not so grievous as youth's yearning. Boys have no sadness sadder than our hope. - Author: Wilfred Owen
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#64. And Death fell with me, like a deepening moan.
And He, picking a manner of worm, which half had hid
Its bruises in the earth, but crawled no further,
Showed me its feet, the feet of many men,
And the fresh-severed head of it, my head. - Author: Wilfred Owen
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#65. I thought of all that worked dark pits
Of war, and died
Digging the rock where Death reputes
Peace lies indeed. - Author: Wilfred Owen
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#66. My friend, you would not tell with such high zest to children ardent for some desperate glory. The old lie: It is sweet and fitting that you should die for your country. - Author: Wilfred Owen
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#67. Some say God caught them even before they fell. - Author: Wilfred Owen
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#68. Never fear: Thank Home, and Poetry, and the Force behind both. - Author: Wilfred Owen
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#69. Ambition may be defined as the willingness to receive any number of hits on the nose. - Author: Wilfred Owen
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#70. Dead men may envy living mites in cheese,
Or good germs even. Microbes have their joys,
And subdivide, and never come to death. - Author: Wilfred Owen
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#71. 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. - Author: Wilfred Owen
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#72. A Poem does not grow by jerks. As trees in Spring produce a new ring of tissue, so does every poet put forth a fresh outlay of stuff at the same season. - Author: Wilfred Owen
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#73. And by his smile, I knew that sullen hall, By his dead smile I knew we stood in Hell. - Author: Wilfred Owen
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#74. I find purer philosophy in a Poem than in a Conclusion of Geometry, a chemical analysis, or a physical law. - Author: Wilfred Owen
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#75. She is elegant rather than belle. - Author: Wilfred Owen
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