Siegfried Sassoon

(1886 - 1967 / Kent / England)

Alone - Poem by Siegfried Sassoon

-->

I’ve listened: and all the sounds I heard
Were music,—wind, and stream, and bird.
With youth who sang from hill to hill
I’ve listened: my heart is hungry still.

I’ve looked: the morning world was green;
Bright roofs and towers of town I’ve seen;
And stars, wheeling through wingless night.
I’ve looked: and my soul yet longs for light.

I’ve thought: but in my sense survives
Only the impulse of those lives
That were my making. Hear me say
‘I’ve thought!’—and darkness hides my day.


Comments about Alone by Siegfried Sassoon

  • (11/23/2016 4:35:00 PM)


    (Alone by Siegfried Sassoon.) **Can there anything satisfy the longing of the human heart? (Report) Reply

    0 person liked.
    0 person did not like.
  • (9/29/2009 7:24:00 AM)


    Wow, this has to be one of the best poems i have come across so far. Well done, you should be proud x (Report) Reply

Read all 2 comments »



Read this poem in other languages

This poem has not been translated into any other language yet.

I would like to translate this poem »

word flags

What do you think this poem is about?

Read poems about / on: music, green, wind, alone, light, world, night, heart, star



Poem Submitted: Friday, January 3, 2003



[Report Error]