Tag: war poet

For T. E. Hulme

These verses reference some poems of T. E. Hulme – father of Imagist poetry and hence I have tried to capture the aesthetic of this movement for Frank’s prompt: Imagism revisited

To the Poet before Battle

“Now, youth, the hour of thy dread passion comes;Thy lovely things must all be laid away;And thou, as others, must face the riven dayUnstirred by rattle of the rolling drums,Or bugles’ strident cry. When mere noise numbsThe sense of being, the sick soul doth…