Disabled - A poem by Wilfred Owen. About the poem - Owen’s ‘Disabled’ explores the effects of war on those who live through it. It is about a veteran soldier who lost his limbs in a battle and after that how his life completely changed, his hopes vanished and his accomplishments rendered useless. This poem was written when Owen was in Craiglockhart War Hospital being treated for shell shock. About the poet - Wilfred Edward Salter Owen MC (1893 – 1918) was an English poet and soldier. He was born in Oswestry, Shropshire in England. He was one of the leading poets of the First World War. His shocking, realistic war poetry makes him stand apart. For more videos log onto http://www.youtube.com/pearlsofwisdom Also find us on Facebook at https://www.facebook.com/pearlsofwisdomchannel
A Christmas Ghost Story - A poem by Thomas Hardy. About the poem - This is a poem about the Boer war between the British and the Dutch settlers of the Transvaal and Orange Free State, which Hardy thought to be a completely unnecessary exercise. It created a lot of controversies when first published. This poem intended to impress upon people the reality of what was happening to their fellow-countrymen on the other side of the world. About the poet - Thomas Hardy, OM (1840 -- 1928) was an English novelist and poet. He was born in Dorset, England. His poetic work was mostly centered around 'Naturalism'. Despite controversies, Hardy has had a significant influence over modern English poetry. For more videos log onto http://www.youtube.com/pearlsofwisdom Also find us on Facebook at https://www.facebook.com/pearlsofwisdomchannel.