Who is Wilfred Owen

Wilfred Edward Salter Owen, MC (18 March 1893 – 4 November 1918) was an English poet and soldier. He was one of the leading poets of the First World War. His war poetry on the horrors of trenches and gas warfare was heavily influenced by his 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", "Spring Offensive" and "Strange Meeting".

Early life Owen was born on 18 March 1893 at Plas Wilmot, a house in Weston Lane, near Oswestry in Shropshire. ...
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Wilfred Owen Poems

  • I Know The Music
    All sounds have been as music to my listening:
    Pacific lamentations of slow bells,
    The crunch of boots on blue snow rosy-glistening,
    Shuffle of autumn leaves; and all farewells: ...
  • The Next War
    War's a joke for me and you,
    Wile we know such dreams are true.
    - Siegfried Sassoon
    ...
  • Has Your Soul Sipped?
    Has your soul sipped
    Of the sweetness of all sweets?
    Has it well supped
    But yet hungers and sweats? ...
  • An Imperial Elegy
    Not one corner of a foreign field
    But a span as wide as Europe;
    An appearance of a titan's grave,
    And the length thereof a thousand miles, ...
  • Storm
    His face was charged with beauty as a cloud
    With glimmering lightning. When it shadowed me
    I shook, and was uneasy as a tree
    That draws the brilliant danger, tremulous, bowed. ...
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Life 23 Time 22 Long 22 Death 22 God 20 Never 19 Love 19 I Love You 19 Night 18 Cold 16


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  • War_poets: 23 september 1914 wilfred owen visits a hospital and writes to his brother ‘i was not much upset by the morning at the hospital; and this is a striking proof of my health’.
  • War_poets: 23 september 1918 wilfred owen writes ‘smile, smile, smile’
  • Ssassoonflwship: “i was a dark star always” is a cinematic poem short film featuring the poet wilfred owen. written by philip hoare and directed by adam low.
  • Andrewvad: oh, ffs! does sks really think he's going to win over floating tory voters, when they can vote for "the real thing"? one of wilfred owen's early poems ends: "starkly i returned, to stare upon all the ash of all that i had burned." that's keef stalin aka sir useless woodentop.
  • Philipwhale: 'i was a dark star always' a film about wilfred owen
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Its utmost pleasure filled,-but that complete
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