Siegfried Sassoon

(1886 - 1967 / Kent / England)

Poems of Siegfried Sassoon

101. Secret Music 1/3/2003
102. Sick Leave 1/3/2003
103. Slumber-Song 1/3/2003
104. Solar Eclipse 3/31/2010
105. Song-Books of the War 1/3/2003
106. South Wind 1/3/2003
107. Sporting Acquaintances 3/31/2010
108. Stand-To: Good Friday Morning 1/3/2003
109. Storm and Sunlight 1/3/2003
110. Stretcher Case 1/3/2003
111. Suicide in the Trenches 1/3/2003
112. Survivors 1/3/2003
113. The Choral Union 1/3/2003
114. The Dark House 1/3/2003
115. The Death-Bed 1/3/2003
116. The Dragon and the Undying 1/3/2003
117. The Dream 1/3/2003
118. The Dreamers 1/3/2003
119. The Dug-out 1/3/2003
120. The Fathers 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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