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Tribute to David Jones wrote about war and religion

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His painting hang in the Tate Gallery you can easily see them on line.


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Tribute to David Jones wrote about war and religion

Tribute to David Michael Jones. 1895 - 1974.
A British poet, painter and engraver


Was a lad of 20, left art college to join the RWF*
"In parenthesis "was his write
A poem describing horrors
Of being a front line soldier, to fight
In the world war 1  battle on the western front
An event  he described as epic 
and imbued with religious, moral  and mythic
overtones where Divine Grace manifested a continual presence

T.S.Elliot called his work "a work of genius"

badly wounded in Mametz Wood  his life they did fear

In 1921 he converted to Catholicsm, going to Eric Gills
Community in Ditching Uk where he honed his 
carpentry and engraving skills


When Stravinsky came to UK For the last time , 
was solely a pilgrimage to visit David Jones
David died in 1974
Some of his paintings are in the Tate.
His work is mostly forgotten
Was deeply Catholic, writing
The Sleeping Lord and Other Fragments.
Classed amongst the most important poems of the 20th century

*RWF.  Stands for  Royal Welch Fusiliers, they wear a feather in their cap    
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  1. Date: 3/18/2013 2:45:00 AM
    Seren I think there is one in the Manchester Art Gallery...I like....David soup mail

    Roberts Avatar Seren Roberts
    Date: 3/18/2013 4:24:00 AM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    Is there David have you seen? Thanks for liking ....Seren
  1. Date: 3/17/2013 9:52:00 PM
    Lovely tribute Seren .....donna

    Roberts Avatar Seren Roberts
    Date: 3/18/2013 4:24:00 AM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    Thank you Donna ....Seren
  1. Date: 3/17/2013 11:29:00 AM
    I learned something today, thank you for teaching me this very interesting information about this author! Your poem is exquisite, a very enlightening piece, Great work!!

    Roberts Avatar Seren Roberts
    Date: 3/17/2013 8:03:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    glad you accept teachings Russell ....Seren
  1. Date: 3/17/2013 6:59:00 AM
    Hi an interesting and informative free verse Seren, I like it (missing an 'i' in the word his) xx

    Roberts Avatar Seren Roberts
    Date: 3/17/2013 7:10:00 AM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    lol thx Mandy was one missing from visit as well.