The Anxious Dead

O guns, fall silent till the dead men hear
Above their heads the legions pressing on:
(These fought their fight in time of bitter fear,
And died not knowing how the day had gone.)

by John McCrae Click to read full poem

Comments about The Anxious Dead

Bella and Tamika 12 Apr 2018 01:06
That poem is lovely
Aftab Alam Khursheed 27 Feb 2015 09:46
We must adopt and feel the cruelty we must not use guns to kill the innocent
Pranab K Chakraborty 27 Feb 2015 08:34
Bid them be patient, and some day, anon, They shall feel earth enwrapt in silence deep; ... Beautiful expression to expose the tragedy of human civilization. Skilled craft indeed.
Kim Barney 27 Feb 2015 07:33
The poet died around the time of WW One. I wonder if that was the war he was writing about or an earlier one? Well written. I enjoyed reading this one.
Julie Miner 01 Nov 2007 04:45
Great poem. Having met a soilder who had seen heavy battle in Iraque it accuratly expresses thoughts they may have
Neil Barry Haughey 12 Nov 2006 02:59
Extemely moving. Falls just short of 'In Flanders Fields'.