Thursday, November 11, 2010

The Survivors

A poem in remembrance of The War to End War.
by Siegfried Sassoon

No doubt they'll soon get well; the shock and strain
Have caused their stammering, disconnected talk.
Of course they're 'longing to go out again,'--
These boys with old, scared faces, learning to walk.
They'll soon forget their haunted nights; their cowed
Subjection to the ghosts of friends who died,--
Their dreams that drip with murder; and they'll be proud
Of glorious war that shatter'd all their pride...
Men who went out to battle, grim and glad;
Children, with eyes that hate you, broken and mad.

The image "Night-time Encounter with a Madman," is by Otto Dix from his series Der Krieg.

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

OK, how about some of this:!

and then a unicorn chaser so we don't all kill ourselves.
I'm not crying I have something in my eye

umm, unicorn chaser please.