Category: War Poems

Dulce Et Decorum Est–Wilfred Owen

Wilfred Owen was born at Oswestry on 18th March 1893

A month before his death he wrote to his mother: “My nerves are in perfect order. I came out again in order to help these boys; directly, by leading them as well as an officer can; indirectly, by watching their sufferings that I may speak of them as well as a pleader can.” Let his own words be his epitaph:?

“Courage was mine, and I had mystery;
Wisdom was mine, and I had mastery.”

~Siegfried Sassoon

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