I, too, saw God through mud,- The mud that cracked on cheeks when wretches smiled. War brought more glory to their eyes than blood, And gave their laughs more glee than shakes a child.
Merry it was to laugh there- Where death becomes absurd and life absurder. For power was on us as we slashed bones bare Not to feel sickness or remorse of murder.
I, too, have dropped off Fear- Behind the barrage, dead as my platoon, And sailed my spirit surging light and clear Past the entanglement where hopes lay strewn;
And witnessed exultation- Faces that used to curse me, scowl for scowl, Shine and lift up with passion of oblation, Seraphic for an hour; though they were foul.
I have made fellowships- Untold of happy lovers in old song. For love is not the binding of fair lips With the soft silk of eyes that look and long,
By Joy, whose ribbon slips,- But wound with war's hard wire whose stakes are strong; Bound with the bandage of the arm that drips; Knit in the webbing of the rifle-thong.
I have perceived much beauty In the hoarse oaths that kept our courage straight; Heard music in the silentness of duty; Found peace where shell-storms spouted reddest spate.
Nevertheless, except you share With them in hell the sorrowful dark of hell, Whose world is but the trembling of a flare, And heaven but as the highway for a shell,
You shall not hear their mirth: You shall not come to think them well content By any jest of mine. These men are worth Your tears. You are not worth their merriment.
Apologia Pro Poemate Meo by Wilfred Owen
This is the icon journal for elendar. Here you will mainly find icons from the HBO miniseries, Band of Brothers. Yet, there will be other types of icons and art from time to time. If you are not comfortable with slashy themes or the general subject of war, this isn’t really the place for you.
I hope you will enjoy your stay here at Apologia. Remember always the old lie: “Dulce et decorum est pro patria mori”
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