Disabled was considered one of Owen’s most disturbing and affecting poems
Disabled was considered one of Owen’s most disturbing and affecting poems. It was written while he was recovering at Craiglockhart Hospital in Edinburgh while he was recovering from shell shock.
? This work was done while Owen known Robert Graves, a fellow war poet. At the time, Owen was creating his own style of poetry and this one was very unconventional in terms of the structure and rhyme scheme. Graves tried to tell him that the poem was a “damn fine poem” but saying that his writing was a bit “careless”.
? The poem talks about a person that has lost his limbs to the war. Note that despite what the war has taken from him and the sacrifices he has done, many remain ungrateful for his commitment and leave him alone to die.