We regret to announce that an insidious disease is affecting the Division, and the result is a hurricane of poetry. Subalterns have been seen with a notebook in one hand, and bombs in the other absently walking near the wire in deep communication with their muse… The editor would be obliged if a few of the poets would break into prose as a paper cannot live by “poems” alone.
Editorial from The Wipers Times
, a magazine produced and distributed in the trenches by English soldiers during World War I. (Picture The Onion
meets trench warfare.)
Oct 27, 2012