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Analysis and comments on Maktoob by Alan Seeger

Comment 2 of 2, added on November 11th, 2012 at 8:44 PM.
Maktoob - the poem

This was written during WWI by Alan Seeger who was killed in France (the
Western Front) According to Seeger it means "Tis Written". One would have
to ask a scholar who speaks Arabic if that is a true translation. As to
being surprised by hostile fire - the man was a poet not a career soldier.

Neva from United States
Comment 1 of 2, added on January 3rd, 2011 at 4:15 PM.

I have no idea what the word Maktoob means,or what meaning it adds to the
poem. I am not sure what war ( theater) he was in,I was never surprised by
hostile fire from the enemy while hauling the marines to the beaches while
in navy, in the Pacific, in WW2.

Bill Warrick from United States

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Poet: Alan Seeger
Poem: Maktoob
Added: May 2 2005
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Poem of the Day: Oct 20 2007

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