Siegfried Sassoon
Kent / England
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Everyone Sang

Rating: 3.3
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.
Alisha Castle 07 January 2016
Loveliest poetry.................
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Sharon Goodsall 10 March 2013
for me this poem is about a near death experience, does anybody know?
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Declan Mehegan 11 September 2012
Such a beautiful poem by a poet who experienced such horror during The Great War.
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