Tag Archives: Charles Hamilton Sorley

World War One Poetry – Day Twenty Four

First World War Centenary On the 11th November 2018, we reach the centenary year of World War One. 100 years since the end of conflict. “On the centenary of the Armistice we will give thanks for peace and for those that returned, and remember the sacrifice of the 800,000 soldiers who died” Below is a …

World War One Poetry: Hope and fear, terror and triumph

Before social media, email or smartphones – even before television – the effect of the written word was even more powerful than it is today. Poetry has long been used as a way of expressing our emotions, but perhaps at no time was emotive energy so intensely transferred onto the page than in the heat …