Treasure Island

Siegfried Sassoon

(1886 - 1967 / Kent / England)

Poems of Siegfried Sassoon

1. “The rank stench of those bodies haunts me still” 3/31/2010
2. A Child's Prayer 3/31/2010
3. A Child's Prayer 1/3/2003
4. A Letter Home 1/3/2003
5. A Mystic As Soldier 1/3/2003
6. A Poplar and the Moon 1/3/2003
7. A Subaltern 1/3/2003
8. A Wanderer 1/3/2003
9. A Whispered Tale 1/3/2003
10. A Working Party 1/1/2004
11. Absolution 1/3/2003
12. Aftermath 1/3/2003
13. Alone 1/3/2003
14. An Old French Poet 1/3/2003
15. Ancestors 1/3/2003
16. Ancient History 1/3/2003
17. Arcady Unheeding 1/3/2003
18. Arms and the Man 1/3/2003
19. At Carnoy 1/3/2003
20. At Daybreak 1/3/2003

The General

‘Good-morning; good-morning!’ the General said
When we met him last week on our way to the line.
Now the soldiers he smiled at are most of ’em dead,
And we’re cursing his staff for incompetent swine.
‘He’s a cheery old card,’ grunted Harry to Jack
As they slogged up to Arras with rifle and pack.

. . . .
But he did for them both by his plan of attack.

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