Erotica author, aka Elspeth Potter, on Writing from the Inside

Sunday, November 21, 2010

Siegfried Sassoon, "Elegy"


To Robert Ross

Your dextrous wit will haunt us long
Wounding our grief with yesterday.
Your laughter is a broken song;
And death has found you, kind and gay.

We may forget those transient things
That made your charm and our delight:
But loyal love has deathless wings
That rise and triumph out of night.

So, in the days to come, your name
Shall be as music that ascends
When honour turns a heart from shame...
O heart of hearts! ... O friend of friends!

--Siegfried Sassoon
Picture-Show, 1920

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