A few days ago, a contributor to Tom Ricks’s “Best Defense” blog posted the following:
A reader and fellow blogger responded with this:
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.