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Siegfried Sassoon

(1886 - 1967 / Kent / England)

Poems of Siegfried Sassoon

121. The Goldsmith 1/3/2003
122. The Hawthorn Tree 1/3/2003
123. The Heritage 1/3/2003
124. The Hero 3/31/2010
125. The Imperfect Lover 1/3/2003
126. The Investiture 1/3/2003
127. The Kiss 1/3/2003
128. The Last Meeting 1/3/2003
129. The One-Legged Man 1/3/2003
130. The Poet as Hero 1/3/2003
131. The Portrait 3/31/2010
132. The Rear-Guard 3/31/2010
133. The Rear-Guard 1/3/2003
134. The Redeemer 1/3/2003
135. The Redeemer 3/31/2010
136. The Road 3/31/2010
137. The Road 1/3/2003
138. The Road To Ruin 3/31/2010
139. The Tombstone-Maker 1/3/2003
140. The Triumph 3/31/2010

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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