Everyone Sang

Everyone suddenly burst out singing;
And I was filled with such delight
As prisoned birds must find in freedom,
Winging wildly across the white
Orchards and dark-green fields; on--on--and out of sight.

Everyone's voice was suddenly lifted;
And beauty came like the setting sun:
My heart was shaken with tears; and horror
Drifted away ... O, but Everyone
Was a bird; and the song was wordless; the singing will never be done.

by Siegfried Sassoon

Comments (3)

Loveliest poetry.................
for me this poem is about a near death experience, does anybody know?
Such a beautiful poem by a poet who experienced such horror during The Great War.