Siegfried Sassoon

(1886 - 1967 / Kent / England)

Siegfried Sassoon Poems

141. Because We Are Going 3/31/2010
142. Battalion-Relief 1/3/2003
143. Base Details 1/3/2003
144. Banishment 1/3/2003
145. Autumn 1/3/2003
146. Attack 1/3/2003
147. Atrocities 3/31/2010
148. At The Cenotaph 3/31/2010
149. At Daybreak 1/3/2003
150. At Carnoy 1/3/2003
151. Arms and the Man 1/3/2003
152. Arcady Unheeding 1/3/2003
153. Ancient History 1/3/2003
154. Ancestors 1/3/2003
155. An Old French Poet 1/3/2003
156. Alone 1/3/2003
157. Aftermath 1/3/2003
158. Absolution 1/3/2003
159. A Working Party 1/1/2004
160. A Whispered Tale 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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