|Siegfried Sassoon (1886-1967). Siegfried Loraine Sassoon, CBE, MC (Military Cross) was an English poet, writer, and soldier. Receiving the MC for bravery on the Western Front (First World War), he has become recognised as one of the leading poets of the First World War.
Iíve listened: and all the sounds I heard
Were music,ówind, and stream, and bird.
With youth who sang from hill to hill
Iíve listened: my heart is hungry still.
Iíve looked: the morning world was green;
Bright roofs and towers of town Iíve seen;
And stars, wheeling through wingless night.
Iíve looked: and my soul yet longs for light.
Iíve thought: but in my sense survives
Only the impulse of those lives
That were my making. Hear me say
ĎIíve thought!íóand darkness hides my day.