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Siegfried Sassoon

Everyone Sang

Everyone suddenly burst out singing;
And I was filled with such delight
As prisoned birds must find in freedom,
Winging wildly across the white
Orchards and dark-green fields; on - on - and out of sight.

Everyone's voice was suddenly lifted;
And beauty came like the setting sun:
My heart was shaken with tears; and horror
Drifted away ... O, but Everyone
Was a bird; and the song was wordless; the singing will never be done.

About the poet
Siegfried Sassoon
 
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Ancient History
Dreamers
Absolution
‘Blighters’
Base Details
Glory of Women
The General
The Last Meeting
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Survivors
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To Any Dead Officer
The Hero
Aftermath
Attack
Sick Leave
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