We invite everyone to bring us their favourite poems and texts from the period 1914 – 1918.

We are happy to post your contribution. However, if possible, it would be great if you can provide the following information:

  • the name of the poem
  • the name of the poet
  • where and when the poet was born and died
  • if you know of existing translations
  • recordings of (slowly) spoken versions of the original text
  • copyright information (if applicable)
  • mention whether or not you would like to be credited for your submission

Also, additional information about poetry, texts and writers that you find on this website are welcome.

Send your mail to poem@frompoetrytomusic.eu and we will review your submission within a week.


This website is owned and curated by Tenso Network Europe, a non-profit organisation based in the Netherlands. This website is meant to illustrate the societal impact throughout Europe of World War I, by means of publication of written texts and music. By no means we intend to offer a comprehensive overview of the works of one or several artists in particular, nor do we publish more than a few works from an original publication. For works still under copyright protection, we intend to indicate the copyright-holder and the copyright status. If you are the copyright-holder of material used on this website and you feel we are not eligible to use the work, or that we have omitted the correct mention of the copyright-holder, please notify us for an immediate review.