Famous Break Ranks Poems by Famous Poets
These are examples of famous Break Ranks poems written by some of the greatest and most-well-known modern and classical poets. PoetrySoup is a great educational poetry resource of famous break ranks poems. These examples illustrate what a famous break ranks poem looks like and its form, scheme, or style (where appropriate).
by Owen, Wilfred
Or, discontent, boil bloody, and be spilled.
They will be swift with swiftness of the tigress,
None will break ranks, though nations trek from progress.
Courage was mine, and I had mystery;
Wisdom was mine, and I had mastery;
To miss the march of this retreating world
Into vain citadels that are not walled.
Then, when much blood had clogged their chariot-wheels
I would go up and wash them from sweet wells,
Even with truths that lie too deep for taint.Read More
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