Isaac Rosenberg — English Poet born on November 25, 1890, died on April 01, 1918

Isaac Rosenberg was an English poet and artist. His Poems from the Trenches are recognized as some of the most outstanding poetry written during the First World War... (wikipedia)

I will not leave a corner of my consciousness covered up, but saturate myself with the strange and extraordinary new conditions of this life, and it will all refine itself into poetry later on.
You mustn't forget the circumstances I have been brought up in, the little education I have had.
Being by the nature of my upbringing, all my energies having been directed to one channel of activity, crippled from other activities and made helpless even to live.
I never joined the army for patriotic reasons.
I wanted to write a battle song for the Judeans but so far I can think of nothing noble and weighty enough.