Prose & Poetry - The Muse in Arms - Battle Pieces
First published in London in November 1917 and reprinted in February 1918 The Muse in Arms comprised, in the words of editor E. B. Osborne:
"A collection of war poems, for the most part written in the field of action, by seamen, soldiers, and flying men who are serving, or have served, in the Great War".
Of the book's total of 131 poems this category - Battle Pieces - contains fifteen. Each can be accessed using the sidebar to the right. Each of the poems in Battle Pieces relate in some way to the experience of going into action on the battlefront.
Summarised below is a list of the poems available within this category:
- Willoughby Weaving - Dies Irae
- Osbert Sitwell - Babel
- Patrick MacGill - In the Morning
- William Noel Hodgson - Release
- Alexander Robertson - The New Aeneid
- Gordon Alchin - The Road
- Willoughby Weaving - Between the Trenches
- Robert Nichols - Comrades
- Patrick MacGill - The Star-shell
- Robert Nichols - Battle
- Robert Nichols - The Assault
- E. Wyndham Tennant - Light After Darkness
- Willoughby Weaving - Birds in the Trenches
- Herbert Asquith - To a Baby Found Paddling Near the Lines
- Siegfried Sassoon - The Rear-Guard
A sandbag was a sack filled with earth from which defences were built.
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