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When is following orders without question valiant?
When people seek poems about soldiers valiantly facing death, they often turn to “The Charge of the Light Brigade” by Alfred, Lord Tennyson. It’s little wonder. The poet was so moved when he received news of the battle that inspired … Continue reading
A simple poem speaks eloquently to the loneliness of grief
Ernest Dowson’s unusually titled poem, “Non sum qualis eram bonae sub regno Cynarae” (“I am not as I was in the reign of good Cynara”) is a simple yet very effective piece about a man’s longing for a lost lover … Continue reading
A man remembers something special about his father
On June 18 of this year, the third Sunday of the month, the United States celebrated Father’s Day. Father’s Day was first observed throughout Catholic Europe on March 19 during the Middle Ages. As time passed, people began to celebrate … Continue reading
A touching poem about a military family
The poem I chose today, “Like Father Like Son” pays tribute to Memorial Day in the United States. It is the day when Americans honor the men and women who gave their lives in the service of their country. We celebrate … Continue reading