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A Letter Home

Rating: 3.0

(To Robert Graves)


Here I'm sitting in the gloom
Of my quiet attic room.
France goes rolling all around,
Fledged with forest May has crowned.
And I puff my pipe, calm-hearted,
Thinking how the fighting started,

Wondering when we'll ever end it,
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John Tiong Chunghoo 02 July 2006

lovely siegfried. i love it. the way you care to describe your experiences.

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Susan Williams 01 May 2017

It's not very often that a poem brings me to my knees, heart pounding, soul in distress. Beautifully written verses, readers waiting in agony to hear the soldiers' return. Absolutely top-notch literature here.

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Quiet as stone..... thanks for posting.....

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Edward Kofi Louis 01 May 2017

Attic room! Thanks for sharing this poem with us.

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Glen Kappy 01 May 2018

Knowing Sassoon railed against war, that passion put to words in other poems, it’s good to read this one, good to know his heart knew the dream that endures beyond the desolations greedy people cause. -GK

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Mimi Moghal 07 December 2018

This is lit sooo helpful for my school project xx

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Chris 13 November 2018

check out The Valleys - Electrelane

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Mimi Moghal 12 November 2018

So touching I have enjoyed this very much x

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No name 07 November 2018

I enjoy Siegfried Sasson's poems which gives us a hint about the trauma and in WW1! Also it's very emotional to read those war poems especially 'Hero' and 'Sucide in the Trenches'

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armstrong 02 May 2018

wow that poem is really heart felt

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