Tag Archives: War Poets

Guy Butler: ‘On First Seeing Florence’ thoughts

Mostly:     On first seeing Florence                   a long poem Guy Butler Published:     New Coin poetry, pamphlet by Rhodes University, Grahamstown.  1968. As far as I am aware this pamphlet/poem is unavailable. This … Continue reading

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Stranger to Europe, the poem, by Guy Butler; a closer look

Stranger to Europe.        Guy Butler. poem from: Stranger to Europe 1939 -1945, poetry collection numbers on right relate to notes below.   Stranger to Europe, waiting release,                        1,2 My heart a torn-up, … Continue reading

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Three Poems by Charles Hamilton Sorley

Charles Hamilton Sorley   1895 – 1915 (13th Oct) He was on walking tour in Germany before taking up a scholarship to Oxford University. War declared whilst there; briefly arrested before able to return to England.  The morning after arriving home … Continue reading

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Several Train Journeys

The Train Journey                                               John Middleton Murray For what cause? To what end? Into what nameless disaster speeding … Continue reading

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The Poems of Wilfred Owen, A Graph Review

Poems of Wilfred Owen, edited by Edmund Blunden. A Graph Review, 70 with highpoints to 80 First published 1931 by Chatto & Windus. There’s a romance about this book that clicked into my mind and stoked imagination. Yes, the contents, … Continue reading

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Selected Poems of Edward Thomas, A Graph Review

Edward Thomas: selected poems                  A Graph Review, 55 with high points 65 Edited by Matthew Hollis From: Poets of the Great War, a series of six titles, each on a poet of the First World War This title first published … Continue reading

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Guy Butler: Stranger To Europe, Poems 1939 to 1949

Published by A.A. Balkema. Capetown       1952                  23 poems Guy Butler 1918 – 2001 Another rummage for old poetry books, this time in a charity shop and I found this title tucked away, also a selection by John Pudney, maybe more … Continue reading

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