Now all roads lead to France and heavy is the tread
Of the living; but the dead returning lightly dance.
Edward Thomas, Roads

Friday, January 22, 2016

Response Poems

Sometimes the works of the war poets, especially from the early Sacrifice and Remembrance School did not sit well. Sometimes readers were stirred to make a response.  Here are two examples:


  1. Unbelievable retorts to some of the most famous poems!!! Kipling did the same for Tennyson's "The Charge of the Light Brigade," in "The Last of the Light Brigade." But maybe a little more disheartening... as war is want to do... As we have since learned, "only the dead have seen the end of war..."

  2. Hi! I really loved the poem.Do you have another example?