Weekend Writing Prompt

Hi, hope everyone is having a good day, Sammi has set her weekend challenge (see link below), it is to write a poem or piece of prose in exactly 46 words using the word “Year”. Here is my poem, (NB Taid is Grandad in Welsh, my Taid, Shem, joined the army in 1914 at theContinue reading “Weekend Writing Prompt”

Poem – ‘In Flanders Fields’

On this day, May 3rd 1915, during World War I, Lieutenant-Colonel John McCrae a Canadian poet, physician, artist and soldier, wrote the now famous war memorial poem “In Flanders Fields”. It is in commemoration of the 1915 battle of Ypres. For 17 days, McCrae tended those injured in the battle. He wrote the poem afterContinue reading “Poem – ‘In Flanders Fields’”

Dada

Dada was an artistic and literary movement that began in Zürich, Switzerland, arising as a reaction to World War I and the nationalism that many thought had led to the war. Influenced by other avant-garde movements, such as Cubism, Futurism, Constructivism, and Expressionism – its output was diverse, ranging from performance art to poetry, photography,Continue reading “Dada”

Robert Graves

On this day, July 24, 1895, poet Robert Graves (1895-1985) was born in Wimbledon, near London. One of ten children, Robert was influenced by his mother’s puritanical beliefs and his father’s love of Celtic poetry and myth. As a young man, he was more interested in boxing and mountain climbing than studying, although poetry laterContinue reading “Robert Graves”

Ernest Miller Hemingway

On this day, May 4 1953, the American novelist, Ernest Hemingway was awarded Pulitzer Prize for Literature for “The Old Man and The Sea”. He published seven novels, six short story collections, and two non-fiction works. Many of his works are considered classics of American literature. His understated style had a strong influence on 20th-centuryContinue reading “Ernest Miller Hemingway”

In Flanders Fields

On this day, May 3rd 1915, during World War I, Lieutenant-Colonel John McCrae a Canadian poet, physician, artist and soldier, wrote the now famous war memorial poem “In Flanders Fields”. It is in commemoration of the 1915 battle of Ypres. For 17 days, McCrae tended those injured in the battle. He wrote the poem afterContinue reading “In Flanders Fields”

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