Forgotten German WWI Poetry
Yes, the winners write history and only those who really care dispute the version given to us by the court historians. On Remembrance Day we all read some Wilfred Owen- as we should. But can we read some German poetry too?
The “Sapper’s Song” from 1915 is almost forgotten. Here is the last haunting verse…
“Argonne Forest, Argonne Forest,
Soon thou wilt be a quiet cemetery.
In thy cool earth rests
much gallant soldiers’ blood.”
Ein stiller Friedhof wirst du bald.
In deiner kuhlen Erde ruht
So manches tapfere Soldatenblut. “