Tuesday, October 16, 2018

World War l Moments (6)

A German soldier flies to his death as a trench is hit a second time.

On being asked for a War Poem

I think it better that in times like these 
A poet's mouth be silent, for in truth 
We have no gift to set a statesman right; 
He has had enough of meddling who can please 
A young girl in the indolence of her youth, 
Or an old man upon a winter’s night.

William Butler Yeats

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