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Mersey Poet's Tribute to Wirral's Wilfred Owen

October 26th 2015    Category: General

On his recent visit to the Wirral, legendary Mersey Poet Brian Patten paid tribute to his hero Wilfred Owen.

Brian donated a handwritten copy of his poem 'Sleep Now', which was originally dedicated to the memory of the great war poet (who was educated in Birkenhead) when it was first published in the 1960s.

Presenting the transcript to The Wilfred Owen Story Museum, Brian said, “It was one of my first successful adult poems. I think I was sixteen when I wrote it; a few words in it have been changed over the years. Congratulations on keeping Owen's light alive in his hometown.”

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