oracne - Victoria Janssen (oracne) wrote,
oracne - Victoria Janssen
oracne

Sassoon, "Before the Battle"

Before the Battle

Music of whispering trees
Hushed by a broad-winged breeze
Where shaken water gleams;
And evening radiance falling
With reedy bird-notes calling.
O bear me safe through dark, you low-voiced streams.

I have no need to pray
That fear may pass away;
I scorn the growl and rumble of the fight
That summons me from cool
Silence of marsh and pool
And yellow lilies is landed in light
O river of stars and shadows, lead me through the night.

-- Siegfried Sassoon
June 25th, 1916.
Tags: poetry, sassoon, wwi
Subscribe

  • NT: Hamlet, 2015

    ETA: This post from tempestsarekind on the production is interesting. I saw the livestream of the Benedict Cumberbatch Hamlet last night. I…

  • Awesome Choral Event Alert!

    For choral music fans, and early music fans, in the Philly area and environs, this is an event not to be missed. Bach's Christmas Oratorio on New…

  • Weekend Work

    On the new story, I wrote 1500 words on Saturday and 1000 on Sunday - the draft isn't quite complete, but it's close to being done and ready for…

  • Post a new comment

    Error

    Anonymous comments are disabled in this journal

    default userpic

    Your reply will be screened

    Your IP address will be recorded 

  • 2 comments