Siegfried Sassoon

(1886 - 1967 / Kent / England)

Siegfried Sassoon Poems

1. In An Underground Dressing Station 3/31/2010
2. Christ And The Soldier 11/25/2014
3. Sporting Acquaintances 3/31/2010
4. Ex-Service 3/31/2010
5. The Triumph 3/31/2010
6. The Road 3/31/2010
7. The Redeemer 3/31/2010
8. Today 1/3/2003
9. Before Day 3/31/2010
10. The Portrait 3/31/2010
11. To Leonide Massine In ‘cleopatra’ 1/3/2003
12. The Goldsmith 1/3/2003
13. Microcosmos 3/31/2010
14. The Rear-Guard 3/31/2010
15. Grandeur Of Ghosts 3/31/2010
16. Sassoon's Public Statement Of Defiance 3/31/2010
17. Villon 1/3/2003
18. On Passing The New Menin Gate 3/31/2010
19. The Working Party 1/3/2003
20. Goblin Revel 1/3/2003
21. Thrushes 1/3/2003
22. The Road To Ruin 3/31/2010
23. Joy-Bells 1/3/2003
24. Because We Are Going 3/31/2010
25. Wraiths 1/3/2003
26. Prelude: The Troops 3/31/2010
27. What The Captain Said At The Point-To-Point 1/3/2003
28. Dream-Forest 1/3/2003
29. The Investiture 1/3/2003
30. Fancy Dress 1/3/2003
31. South Wind 1/3/2003
32. Morning-Land 1/3/2003
33. The Redeemer 1/3/2003
34. Editorial Impressions 1/3/2003
35. The Fathers 1/3/2003
36. Wonderment 1/3/2003
37. Twelve Months After 1/3/2003
38. The Hawthorn Tree 1/3/2003
39. Tree And Sky 1/3/2003
40. To A Very Wise Man 1/3/2003
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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Bombardment

Four days the earth was rent and torn
By bursting steel,
The houses fell about us;
Three nights we dared not sleep,
Sweating, and listening for the imminent crash
Which meant our death.

The fourth night every man,
Nerve-tortured, racked to exhaustion,

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