Talk:Poems by Wilfred Owen/Parable of the Old Men and the Young
Project Gutenberg version
Here's the version of the poem that's in Project Gutenberg's Wilfred Owen collection. It's a bit different, probably because it's from an earlier release of his poetry. --220.127.116.11 09:50, 26 November 2005 (UTC)
So Abram rose, and clave the wood, and went,
And took the fire with him, and a knife.
And as they sojourned both of them together,
Isaac the first-born spake and said, My Father,
Behold the preparations, fire and iron,
But where the lamb for this burnt-offering?
Then Abram bound the youth with belts and straps,
And builded parapets and trenches there,
And stretch\ed forth the knife to slay his son.
When lo! an angel called him out of heaven,
Saying, Lay not thy hand upon the lad,
Neither do anything to him. Behold,
A ram caught in a thicket by its horns;
Offer the Ram of Pride instead of him.
But the old man would not so, but slew his son. . . .
- Page scans of this version of the poem can are here. Suicidalhamster 21:06, 15 June 2008 (UTC)
- How do you omit the last line? It was a parable written about WWII.
- "But the old man would not so, but slew his son
- AND HALF THE SEED OF EUROPE, ONE BY ONE." 18.104.22.168 14:11, 24 February 2022 (UTC)
- WORLD WAR ONE
- Hit too many I's 22.214.171.124 14:20, 24 February 2022 (UTC)
hello i have just resd the poem and i think its rather dashing. a beutiful masterpiece from owen. i love it —unsigned comment by 126.96.36.199 (talk) 12:51, 13 July 2005.
Not sure this should be in the parables category. Anyone? —unsigned comment by 188.8.131.52 (talk) 20:46, 28 February 2008.