the first few lines are as follows.
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
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!
thanks very much
i've been trying to get this for ages