WW1 in Poetry

In last week’s post ‘Interesting Facts About WW1’ there was the mention of Wilfred Owen, a British soldier that died only a week before the war ended. However, he has not been forgotten, now he is remembered as a poet.

Wilfred Owen is regarded by many as the greatest poet of the First World War. Throughout the war Owen wrote poems to describe what he experienced at the frontline, on the horrors of the trench and gas warfare.

So we thought it would be a good idea to share with you one of his most famous poems:

Wilfred Owen

Dulce et Decorum Est

By Wilfred Owen

Bent double, like old beggars under sacks,
Knock-kneed, coughing like hags, we cursed through sludge,
Till on the haunting flares we turned our backs,
And towards our distant rest began to trudge.
Men marched asleep. Many had lost their boots,
But limped on, blood-shod. All went lame; all blind;
Drunk with fatigue; deaf even to the hoots
Of gas-shells dropping softly behind.

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Meet the Writer & Director

Aleksandra Gordon

Writer & Director of ‘In Reverie’

Aleksandra Gordon

Aleksandra Gordon was born and raised in Surrey, England by her Polish mother. She was always drawn to the arts from a very young age, starting from the age of 4 when she couldn’t stop listening to a collection of Andrew Lloyd Webber’s music. From this she became very determined, and so, continuously pestered her mother to take her to see ‘The Phantom of the Opera’ and ‘Cats’. This didn’t happen as quickly as she anticipated but it didn’t stop her from watching what she could on TV, choosing to watch ballets and operas, like ‘La Traviata’ over cartoons. From her love of the theatre, her interest in film evolved, as she discovered that the movies moved her in the same way.

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The Real Gordon Family

With ‘In Reverie’ being based on a true story, involving real people, we thought it would be great way to remember them by introducing them to you, so that everyone can put a real face to the names.

So here they are…

Stanislaw Gordon

Stanislaw small

And his family…

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