Siegfried Sassoon

(1886 - 1967 / Kent / England)

Siegfried Sassoon Poems

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

Not much to me is yonder lane
Where I go every day;
But when there’s been a shower of rain
And hedge-birds whistle gay,
I know my lad that’s out in France
With fearsome things to see
Would give his eyes for just one glance
At our white hawthorn tree.

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