Here you will find the Poem Editorial Impressions of poet Siegfried Sassoon
He seemed so certain `all was going well?, As he discussed the glorious time he?d had While visiting the trenches. `One can tell You?ve gathered big impressions!? grinned the lad Who?d been severely wounded in the back In some wiped-out impossible Attack. `Impressions? Yes, most vivid! I am writing A little book called Europe on the Rack, Based on notes made while witnessing the fighting. I hope I?ve caught the feeling of ?the Line?, And the amazing spirit of the troops. By Jove, those flying-chaps of ours are fine! I watched one daring beggar looping loops, Soaring and diving like some bird of prey. And through it all I felt that splendour shine Which makes us win.? The soldier sipped his wine. `Ah, yes, but it?s the Press that leads the way!