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Siegfried Sassoon

“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.”

Siegfried Sassoon, Collected Poems, 1908-1956
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Collected Poems, 1908-1956 Collected Poems, 1908-1956 by Siegfried Sassoon
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