Siegfried Sassoon

(1886 - 1967 / Kent / England)

When I’m Among A Blaze Of Lights - Poem by Siegfried Sassoon

When I’m among a blaze of lights,
With tawdry music and cigars
And women dawdling through delights,
And officers in cocktail bars,
Sometimes I think of garden nights
And elm trees nodding at the stars.

I dream of a small firelit room
With yellow candles burning straight,
And glowing pictures in the gloom,
And kindly books that hold me late.
Of things like these I choose to think
When I can never be alone:
Then someone says ‘Another drink?’
And turns my living heart to stone.

Comments about When I’m Among A Blaze Of Lights by Siegfried Sassoon

  • (6/26/2009 12:52:00 PM)

    A brilliant turn indeed: turning a sonnet on its head. (Report) Reply

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  • (7/27/2005 11:36:00 PM)

    LOVE it great poem, old boy! (Report) Reply

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Poem Submitted: Friday, January 3, 2003

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