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A New Heaven
(1893-1918 / Shropshire / England)

A New Heaven

Poem By Wilfred Owen

Seeing we never found gay fairyland
(Though still we crouched by bluebells moon by moon)
And missed the tide of Lethe; yet are soon
For that new bridge that leaves old Styx half-spanned;
Nor ever unto Mecca caravanned;
Nor bugled Asgard, skilled in magic rune;
Nor yearned for far Nirvana, the sweet swoon,
And from high Paradise are cursed and banned;

-Let's die home, ferry across the Channel! Thus
Shall we live gods there. Death shall be no sev'rance.
Weary cathedrals light new shrines for us.
To us, rough knees of boys shall ache with rev'rence.
Are not girls' breasts a clear, strong Acropole?
-There our oun mothers' tears shall heal us whole.

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A very good poem .of the great poet Wilfred owen. tony
" In magic rune" ! ! Thanks for sharing this poem with us.
A great poem from the learnt poet that felt.
Mothers tears await the bold it is so sad they will never grow old.
Shall we live gods there. Death shall be no sev'rance. Weary cathedrals light new shrines for us. To us, rough knees of boys shall ache with rev'rence superb write great 10+++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++


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