Poetry for Remembrance

As a footnote to my post on materials for teaching War Literature, I wanted to share two poems written by boys at school in response to a Remembrance Day Poetry Competition.  They are written by one year 10 and one year 9 boy and I will be presenting them with a prize next week.

What I love here is both the attention to form and the choice of content.

I hope you enjoy them:  why not offer them to classes for analysis?  With a Villanelle in the Edexcel lists – Do not go gently-  this might be quite a useful task.

poems for remembrance