Siegfried Sassoon

(1886 - 1967 / Kent / England)

Siegfried Sassoon Poems

21. To a Very Wise Man 1/3/2003
22. To a Childless Woman 1/3/2003
23. Thrushes 1/3/2003
24. 'They' 1/3/2003
25. Their Frailty 1/3/2003
26. The Working Party 1/3/2003
27. The Troops 1/3/2003
28. The Triumph 3/31/2010
29. The Tombstone-Maker 1/3/2003
30. The Road To Ruin 3/31/2010
31. The Road 3/31/2010
32. The Road 1/3/2003
33. The Redeemer 1/3/2003
34. The Redeemer 3/31/2010
35. The Rear-Guard 3/31/2010
36. The Rear-Guard 1/3/2003
37. The Portrait 3/31/2010
38. The Poet as Hero 1/3/2003
39. The One-Legged Man 1/3/2003
40. The Last Meeting 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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