Absolution

The anguish of the earth absolves our eyes
Till beauty shines in all that we can see.
War is our scourge; yet war has made us wise,
And, fighting for our freedom, we are free.

by Siegfried Sassoon Click to read full poem

Comments (12)

Beauty of expression to expose the common thoughts people think commonly with worries and tensions. Actually reading this piece of word-art we, the reader, could come to a conclusion that what happens everyday on earth, happens for a betterness...... We are the happy legion, for we know Time’s but a golden wind that shakes the grass. Any way, enjoyed the writing from a romantic realist. Thanks PH for posting.
This poem is certainly an absolution. Most wars are started by powerful leaders to make others slave. One who fight to keep their freedom don’t sing about glory of war.
Horror of wounds and anger at the foe, wonderfully penned
i enjoy the way you structured each word. Very Nice!
Golden wind! Thanks for sharing this poem with us.
Such an inspiring poem by Siegfried Sassoon.....
Nobody likes war but when it is thrust upon you, you have a right as well as a duty to defend your country. Otherwise, the life has no meaning. Thanks for sharing. War is our scourge; yet war has made us wise, And, fighting for our freedom, we are free.
A Nice Poem. War is our scourge; yet war has made us wise, And, fighting for our freedom, we are free.
This is the present reality we are living in. A thought provoking write. 'There was an hour when we were loth to part From life we longed to share no less than others. Now, having claimed this heritage of heart, What need we more, my comrades and my brothers? '...is very meaningful. Thanks for sharing and Congrats.
A poem with great theme. Congratulations to your soul for being selected as the poem of the day.
Such a topical poem based on the current climate of the world and the changes from the uprising of hatred. The quest and the question are both the same... If not for humanity, then what? Great job! Congratulations
I have no time for war poems.