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Siegfried Sassoon

“To My Brother,” Siegfried Sassoon

TweetTo My Brother Give me your hand, my brother, search my face; Look in these eyes lest I should think of shame; For we have made an end of all things base. We are returning by the road we came. … Continue reading

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“The Dragon and the Undying,” Siegfried Sassoon

TweetThe Dragon and the Undying All night the flares go up; the Dragon sings And beats upon the dark with furious wings; And, stung to rage by his own darting fires, Reaches with grappling coils from town to town; He … Continue reading

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“Absolution,” Siegfried Sassoon

TweetAbsolution The anguish of the earth absolves our eyes Till beauty shines in all that we can see. War is our scourge; yet war has made us wise, And, fighting for our freedom, we are free. Horror of wounds and … Continue reading

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“France,” Siegfried Sassoon

TweetFrance She triumphs, in the vivid green Where sun and quivering foliage meet; And in each soldier’s heart serene; When death stood near them they have seen The radiant forests where her feet Move on a breeze of silver sheen. … Continue reading

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“To Victory,” Siegfried Sassoon

TweetTo Victory Return to greet me, colours that were my joy, Not in the woeful crimson of men slain, But shining as a garden; come with the streaming Banners of dawn and sundown after rain. I want to fill my … Continue reading

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“Golgotha,” Siegfried Sassoon

TweetGolgotha Through darkness curves a spume of falling flares That flood the field with shallow, blanching light. The huddled sentry stares On gloom at war with white, And white receding slow, submerged in gloom. Guns into mimic thunder burst and … Continue reading

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“When I’m among a Blaze of Lights,” Siegfried Sassoon

TweetWhen I’m among a Blaze of Lights 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 … Continue reading

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“A Mystic as Soldier,” Siegfried Sassoon

TweetA Mystic as Soldier I lived my days apart, Dreaming fair songs for God; By the glory in my heart Covered and crowned and shod. Now God is in the strife, And I must seek Him there, Where death outnumbers … Continue reading

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“The Kiss,” Siegfried Sassoon

TweetThe Kiss 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 … Continue reading

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“A Subaltern,” Siegfried Sassoon

TweetA Subaltern He turned to me with his kind, sleepy gaze And fresh face slowly brightening to the grin That sets my memory back to summer days, With twenty runs to make, and last man in. He told me he’d … Continue reading

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