War Poetry

A few days ago, a contributor to Tom Ricks’s “Best Defense” blog posted the following:

 

Where are the poems that could help us grasp the meaning of our post-9/11 wars?

A reader and fellow blogger responded with this:

Military Poets Let Slip the Doggerel of War

That link led me to this, which is absolutely stunning:

SO I WAS A COFFIN– by Gerardo Mena

I love the poetry of World War I, especially that of Wilfred Owen, whose bleak lines condemned the glorification of war. Mena’s poem definitely belongs in that same class.

 

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