When I go from hence, let this be my parting word, that what I have seen is unsurpassable.
In 1910, Indian philosopher and Nobel laureate, Rabindranath Tagore, wrote his masterpiece ‘Gitanjali: Song Offerings’. Within this work, Rabindranath delivers a poem in which he reflects on the acceptance of death in one’s final moments.
This poem has resonated with countless men and women who, in the face of evil and despair, found comfort in those words. This was especially true of Wilfred Owen, a young British officer who served and died in WWI. This is his story.