Wilfred Owen — English Soldier born on March 18, 1893, died on November 04, 1918

Wilfred Edward Salter Owen MC was an English poet and soldier, one of the leading poets of the First World War. His shocking, realistic war poetry on the horrors of trenches and gas warfare was heavily influenced by his friend and mentor Siegfried Sassoon, and stood in stark contrast both to the public perception of war at the time and to the confidently patriotic verse written by earlier war poets such as Rupert Brooke. Among his best-known works – most of which were published posthumously – are "Dulce et Decorum est", "Insensibility", "Anthem for Doomed Youth", "Futility" and "Strange Meeting"... (wikipedia)

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!
I don't ask myself, is the life congenial to me? But, am I fitted for, am I called to, the Ministry?
My subject is War, and the pity of War. The Poetry is in the pity.
Be bullied, be outraged, be killed, but do not kill.
Ambition may be defined as the willingness to receive any number of hits on the nose.

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