We never see the battlefield in Lovelace's "To Lucasta, Going to the Wars," but we can sense its presence in every stanza. At its heart, this is a poem about the difficult decision to go to war, and the effect that decision has on our loved ones. So while we may not get a battle scene, we're reminded of the battles that go down on the home front.
"To Lucasta" portrays war in an unconventional way by showing us not the bodies that line the battlefield, but rather the effects it has on our domestic attachments.
"To Lucasta" doesn't necessarily glorify war, but it suggests that sometimes fighting for what we believe in—even if that means leaving behind people we love—is necessary if we are to stand by our principles.