English Poem “Sonnet 08” of poet Alan Seeger complete poem with summery for Students.

Sonnet 08

Alan Seeger

Oh, love of woman, you are known to be

A passion sent to plague the hearts of men;

For every one you bring felicity

Bringing rebuffs and wretchedness to ten.

I have been oft where human life sold cheap

And seen men’s brains spilled out about their ears

And yet that never cost me any sleep;

I lived untroubled and I shed no tears.

Fools prate how war is an atrocious thing;

I always knew that nothing it implied

Equalled the agony of suffering

Of him who loves and loves unsatisfied.

War is a refuge to a heart like this;

Love only tells it what true torture is.

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