Siegfried Sassoon

(1886 - 1967 / Kent / England)

Everyone Sang - Poem by Siegfried Sassoon

Everyone suddenly burst out singing;
And I was filled with such delight
As prisoned birds must find in freedom,
Winging wildly across the white
Orchards and dark-green fields; on--on--and out of sight.

Everyone's voice was suddenly lifted;
And beauty came like the setting sun:
My heart was shaken with tears; and horror
Drifted away ... O, but Everyone
Was a bird; and the song was wordless; the singing will never be done.


Comments about Everyone Sang by Siegfried Sassoon

  • Alisha Castle (1/7/2016 2:00:00 AM)


    Loveliest poetry................. (Report) Reply

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  • (3/10/2013 11:35:00 AM)


    for me this poem is about a near death experience, does anybody know? (Report) Reply

  • Declan Mehegan (9/11/2012 5:14:00 PM)


    Such a beautiful poem by a poet who experienced such horror during The Great War. (Report) Reply

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Poem Submitted: Friday, January 3, 2003



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