Ozymandias by Persy Bysshe Shelley
“sneer of cold command”

Ozymnadias by Persy Bysshe Shelley
“My name is Ozymandias, king of kings”

London by William blake
“In every cry of every man,/In every infant’s cry of fear,/In every voice, in every ban”

London by William blake
“And blights with plaques the marriage hearse”

Extract from The Prelude by William Wordsworth
“went heaving through the water like a swan”

Extract from The Prelude by William Wordsworth
“But huge and mighty forms that do not live/Like living men”

My Last Duchess by Robert Browning
“I gave commands:/Then all smiles stopped together. There she stands/As if alive”

My Last Duchess by Robert Browning
“Taming a sea horse”

The Charge Of The Light Brigade by Alfred Lord Tennyson
“Theirs not to make reply,/Their not to reason why,/Theirs but to do and die.”

The Charge Of The Light Brigade by Alfred Lord Tennyson
“All that was left of them,/left of the six hundred”

Exposure by Wilfred Owen
“Like twitching agonies of men among its brambles”

Exposure by Wilfred Owen
“But nothing happens”

Storm on the Island by Seamus Heaney
“The very windows spits like a tame cat/Turned savage”

Storm on the Island by Seamus Heaney
“This wizened earth has never troubled us”

Storm on the Island by Seamus Heaney
“Can raise a tragic chorus in a gale”

Bayonet Charge by Ted Hughes
“King, honour, human dignity ect”

Bayonet Charge by Ted Hughes
“The patriotic tear that had brimmed in his eyes”

Bayonet Charge by Ted Hughes
“In what cold clockwork of the stars and nation was he the hand pointing to the second”

Remains by Simon Armitage
“his blood-shadow stays on the street and out on patrol/ i walk right over it week after week”

Remains by Simon Armitage
“but near to the knuckle, here and now,/His bloody life in my bloody hands”

Remains by Simon Armitage
“And the drink and the drugs won’t flush him out”

Poppies by Jane Weir
“A single dove flew from the pear tree”

Poppies by Jane Weir
“smoothed down your upturned collar”

Poppies by Jane Weir
“This is wear it has left me”

War Photographer by Carol Anne Duffy
“Home again/to ordinary pain which simple weather can dispel”

War Photographer by Carol Anne Duffy
In his darkroom he is finally alone/with spools of suffering set out in ordered rows.

Tissue by Imitiaz Dharker
“might fly our lives like paper kites”

Tissue by Imitiaz Dharker
“the kind you find in well used books”

The Emigrée by Carol Rumens
“but my memory of it is sunlight clear”

The Emigrée by Carol Rumens
“I have no passport, there’s no way back at all”

Checking Out Me History by John Agard
“Dem tell me/Dem tell me/wha dem want to tell me”

Kamikaze by Beatrice Garland
“a tuna, the dark price,muscular dangerous”

Kamikaze by Beatrice Garland
“A shaven head full of powerful incantations”

Kamikaze by Beatrice Garland
“And sometimes she said,he must have wondered which had been a better way to die”