Siegfried Sassoon

(1886 - 1967 / Kent / England)

Siegfried Sassoon Poems

1. Sporting Acquaintances 3/31/2010
2. Ex-Service 3/31/2010
3. The Road 3/31/2010
4. In An Underground Dressing Station 3/31/2010
5. Christ And The Soldier 11/25/2014
6. The Rear-Guard 3/31/2010
7. Before Day 3/31/2010
8. The Portrait 3/31/2010
9. Solar Eclipse 3/31/2010
10. The Triumph 3/31/2010
11. Because We Are Going 3/31/2010
12. Sassoon's Public Statement Of Defiance 3/31/2010
13. The Redeemer 3/31/2010
14. The Road To Ruin 3/31/2010
15. Prelude: The Troops 3/31/2010
16. To Leonide Massine In ‘cleopatra’ 1/3/2003
17. The Goldsmith 1/3/2003
18. Microcosmos 3/31/2010
19. Grandeur Of Ghosts 3/31/2010
20. What The Captain Said At The Point-To-Point 1/3/2003
21. Today 1/3/2003
22. Villon 1/3/2003
23. South Wind 1/3/2003
24. The Hero 3/31/2010
25. On Passing The New Menin Gate 3/31/2010
26. Invocation 1/3/2003
27. The Working Party 1/3/2003
28. The Hawthorn Tree 1/3/2003
29. Goblin Revel 1/3/2003
30. Thrushes 1/3/2003
31. The Fathers 1/3/2003
32. Joy-Bells 1/3/2003
33. Twelve Months After 1/3/2003
34. The Heritage 1/3/2003
35. Morning-Land 1/3/2003
36. Two Hundred Years After 1/3/2003
37. Wraiths 1/3/2003
38. Storm And Sunlight 1/3/2003
39. Dream-Forest 1/3/2003
40. The Investiture 1/3/2003
Best Poem of Siegfried Sassoon

Suicide In The Trenches

I knew a simple soldier boy
Who grinned at life in empty joy,
Slept soundly through the lonesome dark,
And whistled early with the lark.

In winter trenches, cowed and glum,
With crumps and lice and lack of rum,
He put a bullet through his brain.
No one spoke of him again.

You smug-faced crowds with kindling eye
Who cheer when soldier lads march by,
Sneak home and pray you'll never know
The hell where youth and laughter go.

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Bombardment

Four days the earth was rent and torn
By bursting steel,
The houses fell about us;
Three nights we dared not sleep,
Sweating, and listening for the imminent crash
Which meant our death.

The fourth night every man,
Nerve-tortured, racked to exhaustion,

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