Siegfried Sassoon

(1886 - 1967 / Kent / England)

Siegfried Sassoon Poems

61. Stand-To: Good Friday Morning 1/3/2003
62. Sporting Acquaintances 3/31/2010
63. South Wind 1/3/2003
64. Song-Books of the War 1/3/2003
65. Solar Eclipse 3/31/2010
66. Slumber-Song 1/3/2003
67. Sick Leave 1/3/2003
68. Secret Music 1/3/2003
69. Sassoon's Public Statement Of Defiance 3/31/2010
70. Repression of War Experience 1/3/2003
71. Remorse 1/3/2003
72. Reconciliation 1/3/2003
73. Prelude: The Troops 3/31/2010
74. Prelude to an Unwritten Masterpiece 1/3/2003
75. Picture-Show 1/3/2003
76. Parted 1/3/2003
77. On Passing The New Menin Gate 3/31/2010
78. October 1/3/2003
79. Noah 1/3/2003
80. Nimrod in September 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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