Wilfred Owen

An Imperial Elegy

Wilfred Edward Salter Owen MC was an English poet and soldier, one of the leading poets of the First World War.






Not one corner of a foreign field
But a span as wide as Europe;
An appearance of a titan's grave,
And the length thereof a thousand miles,
It crossed all Europe like a mystic road,
Or as the Spirits' Pathway lieth on the night.
And I heard a voice crying
This is the Path of Glory.

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