War

The War Works Hard by Dunya Mikhail
How magnificent the war is
For the Union Dead by Robert Lowell
The old South Boston Aquarium stands
Spoken From the Hedgerows by Jorie Graham
To bring back a time and place
The Czar's Last Christmas Letter: A Barn in the Urals by Norman Dubie
You were never told, Mother, how old Illya was drunk
War Music [Down on your knees, Achilles] by Christopher Logue
Down on your knees, Achilles. Farther down.
The Iliad, Book I, Lines 1-15 by Homer
RAGE: / Sing, Goddess, Achilles' rage,
War Is Kind [excerpt] by Stephen Crane
Do not weep, maiden, for war is kind.
Death Fugue by Paul Celan
Black milk of morning we drink you at dusktime
The Fall of Rome by W. H. Auden
The piers are pummelled by the waves;
Memorial Day for the War Dead by Yehuda Amichai
Memorial day for the war dead. Add now
Henry V, Act III, Scene I [One more unto the breach, dear friends] by William Shakespeare
Once more unto the breach, dear friends, once more
Dulce et Decorum Est by Wilfred Owen
Bent double, like old beggars under sacks
Peace by Gerard Manley Hopkins
When will you ever, Peace, wild wooddove, shy wings shut
War and Hell, XVI [I am a great inventor] by Ernest Crosby
I am a great inventor, did you but know it
Peace by Henry Vaughan
My soul, there is a country
i sing of Olaf glad and big by E. E. Cummings
i sing of Olaf glad and big
Bagram, Afghanistan, 2002 by Marvin Bell
The interrogation celebrated spikes and cuffs
April 27, 1937 by Timothy Steele
General Ludendorff, two years before
I Hear an Army by James Joyce
I hear an army charging upon the land
I Have a Rendezvous with Death by Alan Seeger
I have a rendezvous with Death
Eighth Air Force by Randall Jarrell
If, in an odd angle of the hutment,
The Mask of Anarchy [Excerpt] by Percy Bysshe Shelley
Stand ye calm and resolute
Before the Deployment by Jehanne Dubrow
He kisses me before he goes. While I
Romance by Charles Reznikoff
The troopers are riding, are riding by
For the Fallen by Laurence Binyon
With proud thanksgiving, a mother for her children
Grass by Carl Sandburg
Pile the bodies high at Austerlitz and Waterloo
The Coming of War: Actæon by Ezra Pound
An image of Lethe
The War After the War by Debora Greger
Where were the neighbors? Out of town
Phantom Noise by Brian Turner
There is this ringing hum this
Ships That Pass in the Night by Paul Laurence Dunbar
Out in the sky the great dark clouds are massing
A Wedding at Cana, Lebanon, 2007 by Tom Sleigh
He said, It is terrible what happens
Mosul by David Hernandez
The donkey. The donkey pulling the cart
Untitled [1950 June 27] by Don Mee Choi
1950 June 27: my father heard the sound of the engine of a North Korean fighter plane
Veterans of Foreign Wars by Edward Hirsch
Let's not forget the General
The Battle Hymn of the Republic by Julia Ward Howe
Mine eyes have seen the glory of the coming of the Lord
My Father on His Shield by Walt McDonald
Shiny as wax, the cracked veneer Scotch-taped
The Long Deployment by Jehanne Dubrow
For weeks, I breathe his body in the sheet
Web Prayer for Milosz by David Wojahn
From euphoria at the blossom's destruction
The Wound-Dresser by Walt Whitman
An old man bending I come among new faces
Forms of Range and Loathing by Ruth Ellen Kocher
typical of an arid country among hundreds of other flora

War Rug by Henri Cole
The pony and the deer are trapped by tanks,
At Bay by Carl Phillips
Coral-bells purpled the fallen sycamore leaves, dead, the dead