Saturday post

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A little about me
It’s been a cold, wet, miserable week with so much fog that enjoying Bonfire Night was never going to be a possibility. So I am sulking, I really, really love fireworks! Ah well. New Year will be here soon enough, I’m sure there’ll be some about then.

Poetry inspiration this week

Fireworks4_amk

Fireworks via Wikimedia / Wikimedia

Poppy2004

Poppies via Wikipedia / Wikipedia

Article in the news

The rise of the Tumblr poet.

An eye-opening, somewhat harrowing ‘news’ story with poetry from Syria – beautiful if not brutal, please listen.

Random thought for Saturday
Since it’s that time of year, and by that, I mean, Remembrance Day, rather than write a load of random nonsense, how about some beautifully written war poetry instead? I mean, it would be preferable that there were no wars or war experiences to write about at all, but that is sadly not the case. Whilst I don’t like the idea of glorifying war, I do think it is proper to honour those who died in the name of our freedom – as complicated as our ‘freedom’ is.

The Soldier, Rupert Brooke

An Irish Airman Forsees His Death, W B Yeats

Disabled, Wilfred Owen

Dulce Et Decorum Est, Wilfred Owen

Anthem For Doomed Youth, Wilfred Owen

And finally, a short ‘story’ called The Military Wife that I wrote a long time ago and seems fitting for Remembrance Day.

Happy Saturday 🙂

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