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Poetry Friday: Everyone Sang by Siegfried Sassoon

July 17th, 2015 (06:00 am)

Current Mood: pleased
Current Song: Bloodline score music

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.

- Everyone Sang by Siegfried Sassoon

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Posted by: Donna Smith (Donna Smith)
Posted at: July 20th, 2015 07:49 pm (UTC)

That is so beautiful! Never heard it before. Thanks for sharing!

Posted by: Little Willow (slayground)
Posted at: July 20th, 2015 08:25 pm (UTC)

Thanks for commenting! :) This was new to me, too.

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