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Wilfred Owen

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These men are worth your tears. You are not worth their merriment.

— Wilfred Owen

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Red lips are not so red as the stained stones kissed by the English dead.

— Wilfred Owen

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Escape? There is one unwatched way: your eyes. O Beauty! Keep me good that secret gate.

— Wilfred Owen

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I dreamed kind Jesus fouled the big-gun gears; and caused a permanent stoppage in all bolts; and buckled with a smile Mausers and Colts; and rusted every bayonet with His tears.

— Wilfred Owen

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As bronze may be much beautified by lying in the dark damp soil, so men who fade in dust of warfare fade fairer, and sorrow blooms their soul.

— Wilfred Owen

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You shall not hear their mirth: You shall not come to think them well content By any jest of mine. These men are worth Your tears:You are not worth their merriment.

— Wilfred Owen

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The English say, Yours Truly, and mean it. The Italians say, I kiss your feet, and mean, I kick your head.

— Wilfred Owen

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Be bullied, be outraged, by killed, but do not kill.

— Wilfred Owen

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My subject is War, and the pity of War. The Poetry is in the pity.

— Wilfred Owen

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Ambition may be defined as the willingness to receive any number of hits on the nose.

— Wilfred Owen

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Robert Graves and Sacheverell Sitwell (who also personally knew him) have stated Owen was homosexual and homoeroticism is a central element in much of Owen's poetry. Literary output
Only five of Owen's poems were publiWilfred Owend before his death one in fragmentary form. Whilst at Craiglockhart he made friends in Edinburgh's artistic and literary circles and did some teaching at the Tynecastle High School in a poor area of the city.

Wilfred Edward Salter Owen MC (18 March 1893 – 4 November 1918) was an English poet and soldier one of the leading poets of the First World War. His shocking realistic war poetry on the horrors of trenches and gas warfare was heavily influenced by his friend Siegfried Sassoon and stood in stark contrast to both the public perception of war at the time and to the confidently patriotic verse written by earlier war poets such as Rupert Brooke.

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