Wilfred Owen: "My subject is War, and the pity of War. The Poetry is in the pity."

"The Parable of the Old Man and the Young"

"Strange Meeting"

"On Seeing a Piece of Heavy Artillery"


"At a Calvary Near the Ancre"

"Greater Love"

"Dulce et Decorum Est"

Click this sound icon to hear an extract from a letter written in July 1918 by Wilfred Owen to Sir Osbert Sitwell. In the letter he reflects on his duties as an officer and compares his soldiers to Christ as he prepares them for battle. Follow the link below for a discussion of Christian imagery in World War I poetry.

  • Christian Imagery