Siegfried Sassoon

(1886 - 1967 / Kent / England)

The Kiss - Poem by Siegfried Sassoon

To these I turn, in these I trust;
Brother Lead and Sister Steel.
To his blind power I make appeal;
I guard her beauty clean from rust.

He spins and burns and loves the air,
And splits a skull to win my praise;
But up the nobly marching days
She glitters naked, cold and fair.

Sweet Sister, grant your soldier this;
That in good fury he may feel
The body where he sets his heel
Quail from your downward darting kiss.


Comments about The Kiss by Siegfried Sassoon

  • john O''neill (1/27/2019 2:38:00 AM)

    very disappointed with the poor reading of your poems Brother LEAD pronounced leed! ! ! ! ! ! Awful! (Report)Reply

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  • Sylvaonyema UbaSylvaonyema Uba (4/21/2018 10:10:00 AM)

    The first stanza is rhymed Abba.
    This type of rhyme scheme is structured in the Italian poem rhyme scheme pattern

    Good use of equal quatrain of three stanzas.

    SylvaOnyema Uba
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Poem Submitted: Friday, January 3, 2003



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