Mar18

Gallipoli
The sun was lost in the soot
As black as my boot,
Flowering from the dreadnoughts,
Orange blooms and streaks, 
Bleak as my thoughts.

The blue to black output
Curling from the deep root
Cut, slashed into each hull,
Birthing slick oil tracks
Back to each laughing skull.

Wilfred Owen, English poet and soldier, was born today in 1893.

Gallipoli memorial day is observed in Turkey to coincide with the battle of the 18th March, during the Dardanelles campaign of World War I, today in 1915.

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