THE POET BY DAY

Daily Archives: November 10, 2018

“It was the seventh of November, 1918. The war was finally over. Maybe it would be declared a holiday and named War’s End Day or something equally hopeful and wrong. Wars would break out again. Violence was part of human nature as much as love and generosity.” Claire Holden Rothman, The Heart Specialist Tomorrow is the 100th Anniversary of the end of World War 1, “the war to end all wars.” The… Read More

  “I am not concerned with Poetry. My subject is War, and the pity of War. The Poetry is in the pity. Yet these elegies are to this generation in no sense conciliatory. They may be to the next. All a poet can do today is warn. That is why the true Poets must be truthful.” Wilfred Owen This Sunday (tomorrow) is the 100 Anniversary of the end of World War 1,… Read More