Rupert Brooke

(1887-1915 / Warwickshire / England)

1914 V: The Soldier - Poem by Rupert Brooke

If I should die, think only this of me:
That there's some corner of a foreign field
That is for ever England. There shall be
In that rich earth a richer dust concealed;
A dust whom England bore, shaped, made aware,
Gave, once, her flowers to love, her ways to roam,
A body of England's, breathing English air,
Washed by the rivers, blest by suns of home.

And think, this heart, all evil shed away,
A pulse in the eternal mind, no less
Gives somewhere back the thoughts by England given;
Her sights and sounds; dreams happy as her day;
And laughter, learnt of friends; and gentleness,
In hearts at peace, under an English heaven.


Comments about 1914 V: The Soldier by Rupert Brooke

  • Shiven_warke (9/15/2019 11:31:00 AM)

    I am from India I love your poems and this poem was very very nice (Report)Reply

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  • Castellenas JohnCastellenas John (3/15/2019 7:47:00 AM)

    One of the best war poems. Thank you. Soldier know the value of home in the mist of war. (Report)Reply

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  • Anima Bittar (2/25/2019 8:39:00 AM)

    Join me plz (Report)Reply

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  • Chimes (1/26/2019 5:15:00 AM)

    My God, what a load of vacuous drivel. (Report)Reply

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  • Edward (11/9/2018 3:34:00 AM)

    This is very inspiring (Report)Reply

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  • prabhat Kumar (7/6/2018 11:27:00 PM)

    Good poems (Report)Reply

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  • Castellenas JohnCastellenas John (7/1/2018 7:41:00 PM)

    One of the greatest poems. (Report)Reply

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  • Daddy (6/5/2018 11:38:00 PM)

    yeah good shittttttttttttttttttttttttttttttttt Already ReportedReply

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  • devdas undi hari sree. (6/2/2018 6:00:00 AM)

    the poem is full of emotions and feelings. (Report)Reply

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  • Mike Holdsworth (5/23/2018 5:17:00 PM)

    I will recite this poem for a soldier freinds at his funeral. The words I could not find my friend for I am proud to call you my friend. (Report)Reply

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  • Savitri (5/16/2018 11:49:00 AM)

    Can moveone to tears (Report)Reply

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  • Felix Emeka-GeorgeFelix Emeka-George (3/12/2018 2:17:00 PM)

    I am soldier... Reading this poem gives me a kind of inner filling.I love it (Report)Reply

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  • jordan (1/29/2018 1:35:00 PM)

    i feel for this poem it is really good (Report)Reply

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  • Arthur Cole (1/23/2018 2:28:00 PM)

    One of my favorite war poems (Report)Reply

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  • bob the sob (12/11/2017 5:05:00 AM)

    ahhhhhhhhh so sad they manipulate men (Report)Reply

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  • Freddie bateson (12/5/2017 12:27:00 PM)

    A beautiful poem really reflects on the reality of war (Report)Reply

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  • Zara Rebecca Miah (11/18/2017 11:15:00 AM)

    My grandad 👴 was in the war it was so sad that all of the soliders died. (Report)Reply

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  • James SebastianiJames Sebastiani (10/30/2017 7:18:00 AM)

    A beautiful poem, about a horrific subject, unfortunately, as today, young men were brainwashed into believing that what they were doing was right, noble, heroic, for their country, but also, as today, they were just cannon fodder! (Report)Reply

    Zara miah(11/18/2017 11:16:00 AM)

    I like what you have wrote James Sebastian

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  • Tom Allport (1/8/2017 6:14:00 AM)

    sad poem of misled wishful thinking? surely not just English heavens above? (Report)Reply

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  • Jayatissa K. LiyanageJayatissa K. Liyanage (11/27/2016 12:14:00 AM)

    Were the sentiments of the soldier fair and genuine? .......... Patriotism is something good.But, for what purpose one has to die in the name of the country is a question. Very much thought provoking. (Report)Reply

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Poem Submitted: Friday, January 3, 2003



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