Alone by Siegfried Sassoon
Iâ€™ve listened: and all the sounds I heard
Were music,â€”wind, and stream, and bird.
With youth who sang from hill to hill
Iâ€™ve listened: my heart is hungry still.
Iâ€™ve looked: the morning world was green;
Bright roofs and towers of town Iâ€™ve seen;
And stars, wheeling through wingless night.
Iâ€™ve looked: and my soul yet longs for light.
Iâ€™ve thought: but in my sense survives
Only the impulse of those lives
That were my making. Hear me say
â€˜Iâ€™ve thought!â€™â€”and darkness hides my day.