poet Siegfried Sassoon

Siegfried Sassoon

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Siegfried Sassoon
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Siegfried Sassoon was perhaps the most innocent of the war poets. John Hildebidle has called Sassoon the "accidental hero." Born into a wealthy Jewish family in 1886, Sassoon lived the pastoral life of a young squire: fox-hunting, playing cricket, golfing and writing romantic verses.

Being an innocent, Sassoon's reaction to the realities of the war were all the more bitter and violent -- both his reaction through his poetry and his reaction on the battlefield (where, after the death of fellow officer David Thomas and his brother Hamo at Gallipoli, Sassoon earned the nickname "Mad Jack" for his near-suicidal exploits against the German lines -- in the early ... more »

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  • Hitler (11/17/2020 6:02:00 AM)

    nein nein nein nein nein nein nein nein nein nein nein

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  • Hitler (11/17/2020 6:01:00 AM)

    Ich werde wiederkommen

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  • Catherine (3/10/2020 5:46:00 PM)

    How are these comments so awful and pointless when the poems are so incedibly sad and bitter? Didnt you read any of them? If you did, how can you waste your time with such stupid comments when wars just as bad are still going on today? There are bigger things to get upset about than whether or not you get " liked" on a set of computer comments

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  • siegfried sassoon (1/17/2020 4:16:00 AM)

    i greatly appreciate the amount of moral support i have received in these years prier to my death.
    - sassoon

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  • joe mama (1/17/2020 4:03:00 AM)

    do u know who i am. exactly you dont

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  • Babatunde (12/31/2019 5:21:00 AM)

    A wise man once said sassoon got put in a spliff

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  • rubbish! (12/7/2019 6:21:00 AM)

    this is so stupid how comes there aint a poem that I searched for

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  • Dis_Like Me (10/24/2019 8:28:00 AM)

    Please #Dis_Like Me! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! !

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  • Dis_Like Me (10/24/2019 8:27:00 AM)

    please dislike me please

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  • ben dover (10/15/2019 7:59:00 AM)

    dont touch my spaghetti you tadpole

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Best Poem of Siegfried Sassoon

Suicide In The Trenches

I knew a simple soldier boy
Who grinned at life in empty joy,
Slept soundly through the lonesome dark,
And whistled early with the lark.

In winter trenches, cowed and glum,
With crumps and lice and lack of rum,
He put a bullet through his brain.
No one spoke of him again.

You smug-faced crowds with kindling eye
Who cheer when soldier lads march by,
Sneak home and pray you'll never know
The hell where youth and laughter go.

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