Comments about Siegfried Sassoon

Click to write a comment about Siegfried Sassoon

war_poets: 3 October 1917 Siegfried Sassoon writes ‘I have great difficulty in doing any work as I am constantly disturbed by nurses etc and the man who sleeps in my room—an awful bore. It is pretty sickening when I feel like writing something and have to dry up and try to be polite

DeusneyWolt: “In the Church of St Ouen” by Siegfried Sassoon Time makes me a soldier; but I know That had I lived six hundred years ago, I might have tried to build within my heart A church like this, where I could dwell apart,

war_poets: 2 October 1918 Siegfried Sassoon lunches with Robbie Ross, noting that Edith Sitwell and Clive Bell were there also.

PremoSeth: Do you remember the rats; and the stench Of corpses rotting in front of the front-line trench-- And dawn coming, dirty-white, and chill with a hopeless rain? Do you ever stop and ask, 'Is it all going to happen again?' --Siegfried Sassoon

IrinaMashinski: Siegfried Sassoon

TheLight_Keeper: “The fact is that five years ago I was, as near as possible, a different person to what I am tonight. I as I am now, didn’t exist at all. Will the same thing happen in the next five years? I hope so.” - Siegfried Sassoon

war_poets: 1 October 1918 Siegfried Sassoon lunches in London with Robbie Ross, Arnold Bennet and Maurice Baring at the Reform Club.

lindseyhilsum: Siegfried Sassoon watching his child at the window Remember this — the happiness I hold — In far off springs I shall not live to see; The world one map of wastening war unrolled, And you, unconscious of it, setting my spirit free.

war_poets: 30 September 1918 Siegfried Sassoon goes to London.

europeanhistory: “In 1917 I was only beginning to learn that life, for the majority of the population, is an unlovely struggle against unfair odds, culminating in a cheap funeral.” ― Siegfried Sassoon, Memoirs of an Infantry Officer

nberlat: 92. Siegfried Sassoon

war_poets: 28 September 1918 Siegfried Sassoon’s ‘Ancient History’ is published in The Nation.

commander_mac: Let's end the day with some Siegfried Sassoon.

rwrbasithappens: p.s. wilfred owen to siegfried sassoon—1917: And you have fixed my Life—however short. You did not light me: I was always a mad comet; but you have fixed me. I spun round you a satellite for a month, but shall swing out soon, a dark star in the orbit where you will blaze.

war_poets: 25 September 1917 Siegfried Sassoon writes ‘Does It Matter’

dimsie: I was... very much not great with subtext in those days I think because Siegfried Sassoon clearly being gay right at the beginning of the first book did a big SCHWAH right over my head when I was 20. What a dumbass

waterloobot: p.s. wilfred owen to siegfried sassoon—1917: And you have fixed my Life—however short. You did not light me: I was always a mad comet; but you have fixed me. 9/25/20 3:21 AM

_tillthen: The fact is that five years ago i was, as near as possible, a different person to what i'm tonight. I, as i'm now, didn’t exist at all. Will the same thing happen in the next five years? I hope so. ~Siegfried Sassoon

war_poets: 21 September 1916 Siegfried Sassoon goes hunting in Orton Waterville.

Formersoccerfan: Didn't know this Siegfried Sassoon dude was gay..

AndyVermaut: Andy Vermaut shares:Read a Poem: 'In me, past, present, future meet' by Siegfried Sassoon

BaraPlainNTall: And in 1985, a stone was unveiled commemorating poets from World War I, of whom six were queer: > Wilfred Owen > Siegfried Sassoon > Robert Graves > Ivor Gurney > Charles Sorley > Rupert Brooke Anyway, it’s a spectacular building. And pretty fruity

war_poets: 17 September 1917 Siegfried Sassoon writes to Robbie Ross ‘Robert sent me his proofs: His new poems are delightful, and the whole book is a wonderful expression of him. […] I have got about 300 lines of verse for you to inspect'

TChandlered: I am neither a Maurice gay, or a Brideshead Revisited gay, but a secret, third kind (Siegfried Sassoon gay)

war_poets: 16 September 1918 Jack Martin writes ‘Received a parcel .. containing.. a little book of war poems called Counter-attack by Siegfried Sassoon. Very good and very outspoken, revealing things as they actually are, not as they are represented by the daily press.’

julie_goats: You should check out her version of Siegfried Sassoon's "Aftermath."

DarkAngelsWrite: Dearest Friends Welcome back to our weekly Dark Angels Note. In this edition, we take a look at the life and work of English war poet Siegfried Sassoon.

BatzCierra: Siegfried Sassoon [WCP44OP]

URESG76: Watched Terence Davies’ film Benediction about Siegfried Sassoon on flight home. Appropriate title for intriguing film. Will re-read Sassoon’s poems I haven’t read since I was in my 20s. BTW Simon Russell- Beale is an excellent and underrated actor

rk70534: POTERO Siegfried Sassoon(1886-1967)

TempeCinemas: Check out this biographical film starring Jack Lowden and Peter Capaldi. Follow the story of Siegfried Sassoon, a decorated war veteran and poet who took an anti war stance. Now playing at Pollack Cinemas

DanielDVince: I just finished watching Terence Davies’ ‘Benediction’, the biopic of Siegfried Sassoon.

sternbergh: siegfried sassoon absolutely did not play around

cyrillicism: watched benediction (2021)… cannot believe stephen tennant used to be called the brightest of the bright young people (i.e. the dumbest bitch of all dumb bitches) just to get reduced to Just Some Twink in a siegfried sassoon biopic . such a shame

TChandlered: a W for Siegfried Sassoon, whose birthday was yesterday- i love my fruity lil war poet

commander_mac: Found myself in the mood for some late night poetry. This from Siegfried Sassoon never fails to stir something in me.

UnderAntares: 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. -Siegfried Sassoon

CollettWriter: Siegfried Sassoon, Mells

DickDixxx: September 8th. Birthday of poet Siegfried Sassoon(1886), playwright Jack Rosenthal(1931)and composer Peter Maxwell Davies(1934). Also Goons Harry Secombe(1921) and Peter Sellers(1925). In 1944 the first V2 rockets hit London and in 1886 Johannesburg was created in a (gold) rush.

skydog811: Everyone Sang by Siegfried Sassoon | Poetry Foundation

globalstudyacer: Essay on the Following poems:   "They" by Siegfried Sassoon & "Magic of Love" by Helen Farries   Begin your paper with an

ontheNthday: On the 2,150,980th day, God created Siegfried Sassoon.

EdNapLib: The War Poets Collection: Siegfried Sassoon and Dr Brock

BeineckeLibrary: My friend, you would not tell with such high zest To children ardent for some desperate glory, The old Lie: Dulce et decorum est Pro patria mori. Poems by Wilfred Owen; with an introduction by Siegfried Sassoon. London: Chatto & Windus, 1920.

CelebBirthdayUK: September 08 Today is the anniversary of the birth of Antonín Dvorák Siegfried Sassoon Howard Dietz Harry Secombe Sid Caesar Peter Sellers Jack Rosenthal Patsy Cline Peter Maxwell Davies

BeineckeLibrary: Siegfried Sassoon b. 9/8/ Papers

Book_Addict: Happy birthday to English poet and writer Siegfried Sassoon (September 8,1886), author of "Siegfried's Journey" (1946) and many other notable works.

muses98: Happy Birthday to Siegfried Sassoon, born 1886. Here he is photographed by Lady Ottoline Morrell in 1926.

BeineckeLibrary: Debs and the poets / edited by Ruth Le Prade, with an introduction by Upton Sinclair. From the library of Siegfried Sassoon, with Sassoon's monogrammed label inserted at the time of dispersal. From the library of William S. Reese

FXMC1957: 8 September 1886. The acclaimed World War One poet, Siegfried Sassoon, was born in Matfield, Kent. Decorated for bravery on the Western Front, he became one of the leading poets of the First World War. His poetry described the horrors of the trenches and satirised jingoism.

DurhamWASP: I keep such music in my brain No din this side of death can quell; Glory exulting over pain, And beauty, garlanded in hell. Siegfried Sassoon, born 8th September 1886

PoetryOutLoud: Soldiers are sworn to action; they must win / Some flaming, fatal climax with their lives. / Soldiers are dreamers; when the guns begin / They think of firelit homes, clean beds and wives. Happy birthday Siegfried Sassoon

LucyLondon7: Remembering Siegfried Sassoon on the anniversary of his birth - 8th September 1886

ModernLibrary: Siegfried Sassoon, born September 8, 1886. You smug-faced crowds with kindling eye Who cheer when soldier lads march by, Sneak home and pray you'll never know The hell where youth and laughter go.

HalfAsHistory: Siegfried Sassoon, English captain, journalist, and poet 1886 · 136 years ago

HalfAsHistory: Siegfried Sassoon, English captain, journalist, and poet 1886 · 136 years ago

RadarsTrend: Benediction, review: the anguished, sensual life of Siegfried Sassoon

soapyhadid: Siegfried Sassoon:

Huxleygirll: Favourite books: Secret history - Donna tart The Mitford Girls - Mary S. Lovell A Little Life - Hanya Yanagihara Siegfried Sassoon - Max Egremont

petersketch: If you're over 55, Siegfried Sassoon was still alive when you were born. That just seems like it can't be true...

jfmcluggage: Couple of casualties in the sixties OTD. Eero Saarinen in 1961, and Siegfried Sassoon in '67.

war_poets: 1 September 1918 In France Wilfred Owen writes to Siegfried Sassoon ‘Perhaps if I ‘write’ anything in dug-outs or in sleep a squad of riflemen will save you the trouble of buying a dagger.’

DickDixxx: September 1st.Birthday of US novelist Edgar Rice Burroughs(1875),Barry Gibb (A Bee Gee)(1946), and US heavyweight boxer Rocky Marciano(1923). Sadly, Siegfried Sassoon died(1967).In 1904, Helen Keller graduated from Radcliffe College and in 1939 Hitler invaded Poland to begin WW2.

lennon_andi: Siegfried Sassoon - the OG death metal lyricist.

LoucheGastro: We watched Benediction last night, the Siegfried Sassoon biopic that’s almost saved by performances from Peter Capaldi and Gemma Jones but still lands heavy handed. It’s interesting though.

LoucheGastro: I’d misremembered Sassoon’s biography, and thought he’d died in the forties. He lived to eighty, passing in ‘67. Imagine that. Siegfried Sassoon could have watched four seasons of Doctor Who. Seems so odd. Funny how writers fossilise to eras in your mind.

canartsaveus: So glad the poet Wilfred Owen is also given particular space in this Siegfried Sassoon biopic. Poetry from the trenches against the inhumanity of war - that still never ends.

Coollightofday: Books 3. A very few years ago, in the yet to be assigned past, standing outside at midnight, hot, sweaty, despite the cold, having just read Siegfried Sassoon’s diaries, an old favourite, but by now helpless against the accumulated anxiety of time and its tasks.

JulieGathome: Splitting personal from professional today. It's like George Sherston v Siegfried Sassoon. Neither is the truth - just a different bias.

fredtwells: Siegfried Sassoon, born 8 September 1886, died 1 September 1967.

FXMC1957: 1 September 1967. Siegfried Sassoon, died (aged 80). Decorated for bravery on the Western Front, he became one of the leading poets of the First World War. His poetry described the horrors of the trenches and satirised jingoism.

BechtelarElyse: Cricket and Authors: E.V. Lucas, Oscar Wilde & Siegfried Sassoon (Monograph Book 8) [OISW1XK]

waterloobot: p.s. wilfred owen to siegfried sassoon—1917: And you have fixed my Life—however short. You did not light me: I was always a mad comet; but you have fixed me. 9/25/20 3:21 AM

MarkedAsRed: The only concession I will make on the "degeneracy of modem society" gimmick is that 100 years ago you'd have Siegfried Sassoon as a war poet, castigating the comfortable masses for their bloodlust, but now you have war posters like Maçaes or Massaro airing out freak fantasies.

puxxled: The writer Siegfried Sassoon (b. 1886) mentions the expression in a collection of his poems published in 1918.

thefilmgoer: Like Siegfried Sassoon, I am ready to enjoy a life of leisure and being gay in the country while occasionally writing

diIfhunter: Siegfried Sassoon being an early September virgo makes so much sense

DurhamWASP: "In that long summer I hunted, played cricket, but only watched tennis. God was in his heaven and there were sausages for breakfast." Siegfried Sassoon

paleoteny: ronald firbank visits siegfried sassoon for tea

telltalepoe: they're also the only place in the region where they have siegfried sassoon's poems i'm excited for classes to start again just so i can go get my books

waterloobot: p.s. wilfred owen to siegfried sassoon—1917: And you have fixed my Life—however short. You did not light me: I was always a mad comet; but you have fixed me. 9/25/20 3:21 AM

ANILAWHITNEY: Who’s this alone with stone & sky? It’s only my old dog & I- it’s only him,it’s only me.Alone with stone & grass & tree.What share we most we two together? Smells & awareness of the weather.What is it makes us more than dust?My trust in him, in me his trust. – Siegfried Sassoon

purplehearttc: Terence Davies’ beautiful film about Siegfried Sassoon, “Benediction” has recently arrived on Netflix. It was gone in the blink of an eye from the cinema so this is a welcome chance to catch it now.

war_poets: 26 August 1918 Robert Graves writes to Siegfried Sassoon 'I can't think what to substitute for 'Dear Welshmen from the coaly South' & can't cut it out without leaving a gap. You might let me be sentimental where sentiment is true.'

war_poets: 26 August 1918 Robert Graves writes to Siegfried Sassoon ‘Curse me to hell: I shall hate it: but I must be honest according to my lights however dim they have grown… poetry shouldn’t be all propaganda because a war is on’

TheDailyEudemon: But Osbert was kind of a dick. Kipling didn’t like him. Siegfried Sassoon openly denounced him in the Spectator: “How drearily O.S. wastes his time and talent with sterile spitefulness directed at authors who don’t admire him and his family.”

Doinkadect: Benediction (2021) The life of Siegfried Sassoon, looking into his pacifism and relationships. Shown poetically like a montage, with some of his poetry sewn in, this makes for a beautiful film. Even if drawn out too thin. Jack Lowden’s one to watch-out for.

SlimeRegis: Ffs. Van Dyke has been Siegfried Sassoon’d by Pickford. He’s a wreck.

OrganicPeoplePR: SIEGFRIED LORAINE SASSOON GOD OF THE UNITED KINGDOM First World War. British War Poet Novelist. God Is Real Jesus Is King. (September 8th, 1886- September 1st, 1967.) Holy Bible. ❤️

Ruby_Mae__D: I’m watching Benediction and I am slowly gaining a strong liking towards both Siegfried Sassoon and Wilfred Owen

CyrusCc37: Benediction is, by far, the strongest movie I've seen in theaters this year--a new queer classic. Davies' astute, multi-layered vision of the life of the British poet and World War I hero/protestor Siegfried Sassoon is gorgeous, absorbing, and graced with clever dialogue.

war_poets: 22 August 1917 Wilfred Owen describes his first meetings with Siegfried Sassoon to Leslie Gunston. ‘He is very tall and stately, with a ‘fine firm chisel’d (how’s that?) head, ordinary short brown hair. The general expression of his face is one of boredom.’

nostalgia_movie: BENEDICTION.... BIOPIC OF WAR POET SIEGFRIED SASSOON

aCivilSapper: “There’s only one thing worse than remaining in the past, and that’s begrudging the future.” A rich tribute to Siegfried Sassoon MC and the ‘brightly brittle’, ‘snarky socialites’ and ‘gay young things’ of interwar literary and stage society. ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️

tompeck: No one laughed at Siegfried Sassoon for daring to come out of his trench and kick a football about yet Ryan Giggs writes *one* poem…

Eyeswideopen69: This imbecile should read Wilfred Owen or Siegfried Sassoon. All soldiers suffer mental anguish.

war_poets: 17 August 1918 Siegfried Sassoon is released from Lancaster Gate Hospital.

war_poets: 15 August 1918 Wilfred Owen spends the day in London with Siegfried Sassoon and Osbert Sitwell.

war_poets: 15 August 1917 Wilfred Owen writes to his mother ‘I have just been reading Siegfried Sassoon, and am feeling at a very high pitch of emotion. Nothing like his trench life sketches has even been written or even will be written. Shakespeare reads vapid after these.’

abdulsattarr99: Siegfried Sassoon



Write your comment about Siegfried Sassoon


Poem of the day

Robert Service Poem
The Sunshine Seeks My Little Room
 by Robert Service

The sunshine seeks my little room
To tell me Paris streets are gay;
That children cry the lily bloom
All up and down the leafy way;
That half the town is mad with May,
With flame of flag and boom of bell:
For Carnival is King to-day;
So pen and page, awhile farewell.
...

Read complete poem

Popular Poets