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Sassoon, "The Hawthorn Tree"

The Hawthorn Tree

Not much to me is yonder lane
Where I go every day;
But when there's been a shower of rain
And hedge-birds whistle gay,
I know my lad that's out in France
With fearsome things to see
Would give his eyes for just one glance
At our white hawthorn tree.

. . . .

Not much to me is yonder lane
Where he so longs to tread:
But when there’s been a shower of rain
I think I'll never weep again
Until I've heard he's dead.

--Siegfried Sassoon
Tags: poetry, sassoon, wwi
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