Treasure Island

Siegfried Sassoon

(1886 - 1967 / Kent / England)

Poems of Siegfried Sassoon

161. Villon 1/3/2003
162. Vision 1/3/2003
163. What the Captain Said at the Point-to-Point 1/3/2003
164. When I’m among a Blaze of Lights 1/3/2003
165. Wind in the Beechwood 1/3/2003
166. Wirers 1/3/2003
167. Wisdom 1/3/2003
168. Wonderment 1/3/2003
169. Wraiths 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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