oracne - Victoria Janssen (oracne) wrote,
oracne - Victoria Janssen
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Sassoon, "When I’m among a Blaze of Lights"

When I’m among a Blaze of Lights

When I'm among a blaze of lights,
With tawdry music and cigars
And women dawdling through delights,
And officers in cocktail bars,
Sometimes I think of garden nights
And elm trees nodding at the stars.

I dream of a small firelit room
With yellow candles burning straight,
And glowing pictures in the gloom,
And kindly books that hold me late.
Of things like these I choose to think
When I can never be alone:
Then someone says 'Another drink?'
And turns my living heart to stone.

--Siegfried Sassoon
Tags: poetry, sassoon, wwi
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