“Sick Leave” by Siegfried Sassoon

"Sick Leave"

When I'm asleep, dreaming and lulled and warm,—

They come, the homeless ones, the noiseless dead.

While the dim charging breakers of the storm

Bellow and drone and rumble overhead,

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Siegfried Sassoon's poem "Sick Leave" was published in Georgian Poetry 1918-1919. To read this poem in full in a digitized version of this publication, follow the link(s) below: