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i want to find a poem
Posted by: graham reid (---.server.ntl.com)
Date: June 06, 2003 04:30PM

the first few lines are as follows.

at dawn
as the ridge emerges massed and dun
in the wild purple of the glowring sun
through spouts of drifting smoke
that shroud the menacing scarred slope

i would be very garteful if any one could help


Re: i want to find a poem
Posted by: Les (---.trlck.ca.charter.com)
Date: June 06, 2003 04:35PM

Here you go:


"The Attack" Seigfreid Sasoon

At dawn the ridge emerges massed and dun
In the wild purple of the glow'ring sun,
Smouldering through spouts of drifting smoke that shroud
The menacing scarred slope; and, one by one,
Tanks creep and topple forward to the wire.
The barrage roars and lifts. Then, clumsily bowed
With bombs and guns and shovels and battle-gear,
Men jostle and climb to meet the bristling fire.
Lines of grey, muttering faces, masked with fear,
They leave their trenches, going over the top,
While time ticks blank and busy on their wrists,
And hope, with furtive eyes and grappling fists,
Flounders in mud. O Jesus, make it stop!

Les


Re: i want to find a poem
Posted by: graham reid (---.server.ntl.com)
Date: June 06, 2003 05:04PM

thanks very much
i've been trying to get this for ages

Graham




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