Alone

I’ve listened: and all the sounds I heard
Were music,—wind, and stream, and bird.
With youth who sang from hill to hill
I’ve listened: my heart is hungry still.

I’ve looked: the morning world was green;
Bright roofs and towers of town I’ve seen;
And stars, wheeling through wingless night.
I’ve looked: and my soul yet longs for light.

I’ve thought: but in my sense survives
Only the impulse of those lives
That were my making. Hear me say
‘I’ve thought!’—and darkness hides my day.

by Siegfried Sassoon

Comments (2)

(Alone by Siegfried Sassoon.) **Can there anything satisfy the longing of the human heart?
Wow, this has to be one of the best poems i have come across so far. Well done, you should be proud x