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The Collected Poems of Wilfred Owen


by Wilfred Owen

Two Venetian fishing ships meet, brilliant sails spread. On one, beneath Venice's Lion of St. Mark, the words "Adriaticus mare nostrum - the Adriatic, our sea." On the further blue sail, the cross and words "Pax tibi Marce [Evangelista meus] - Peace to you, Mark, my Evangelist."
Postcard promoting Italy's VI National Loan for the war, with a quotation from Gabriele D'Annunzio's "La canzone di Mario Bianco":
"E' questo, Italia,
é questo il tuo fermento e il tuo cemento"
And this, Italy,
This is your ferment and your foundation.
G. d'Annunzio
Reverse: 
"VI° Prestito Nazionale 5% Netto
In rendita consolidata emessa a 87.50 per 100 lire nominali
Esente da imposte presenti e future.
Reddito netto 5.71%"
(VIth National Loan 5% equity
In a consolidated annuity issued at 87.50 per nominal 100 lira.
Current and future tax-free.
Net Income 5.71%

Two Venetian fishing ships meet, brilliant sails spread. On one, beneath Venice's Lion of St. Mark, the words "Adriaticus mare nostrum - the Adriatic, our sea." On the further blue sail, the cross and words "Pax tibi Marce [Evangelista meus] - Peace to you, Mark, my Evangelist."
Postcard promoting Italy's VI National Loan for the war, with a quotation from Gabriele D'Annunzio's "La canzone di Mario Bianco":
"E' questo, Italia,
é questo il tuo fermento e il tuo cemento"
And this, Italy,
This is your ferment and your foundation.
G. d'Annunzio

The Collected Poems of Wilfred Owen. Edited with an Introduction and Notes by C. Day Lewis and with a Memoir by Edmund Blunden

Publisher: New Directions, 1963

Copyright: Chatto & Windus Ltd, 1963