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
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Comments about 1914 V: The Soldier by Rupert Brooke

  • (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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  • (5/16/2018 11:49:00 AM)

    Can moveone to tears (Report) Reply

  • Felix 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

  • (1/29/2018 1:35:00 PM)

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

  • (1/23/2018 2:28:00 PM)

    One of my favorite war poems (Report) Reply

  • (12/11/2017 5:05:00 AM)

    ahhhhhhhhh so sad they manipulate men (Report) Reply

  • (12/5/2017 12:27:00 PM)

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

  • (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

  • James 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

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

    I like what you have wrote James Sebastian

  • Tom Allport (1/8/2017 6:14:00 AM)

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

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

    1914 V: The Soldier
    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

  • (11/26/2016 10:35:00 PM)

    Patriotism occupying the whole being of the soldier manifested through a great patriotic song. Thanks for sharing it here. (Report) Reply

  • (11/26/2016 9:26:00 PM)

    This kind of sentiment allows war.
    This kind of sentiment permits war. Were it any country other than England, this sentiment would be thought vile. When will people wake up. What this rather unanalytical poet never guessed is that his own country's policies brought on his demise. Or if he realized it, he didn't care. Such sentiments make good copy, though. Revolting. For shame. There'll always be an England. (Report) Reply

  • (11/26/2016 9:16:00 PM)

    This kind of sentiment causes war.
    This kind of sentiment causes war. Were it any other country invoked than England, it would be considered reprehensible. What this rather dense poet didn't realize is that his countries policies caused his demise. Sentiments like these make good copy, though. (Report) Reply

  • Kumarmani Mahakul (11/26/2016 8:32:00 PM)

    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.... fine depiction. Beautiful poem shared. Thanks.
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  • Edward Kofi Louis (11/26/2016 3:40:00 AM)

    Her flowers to love
    Breathing English air! ! Thanks for sharing this poem with us. (Report) Reply

    (11/18/2017 11:17:00 AM)

    I like what you wrote Edward Kofi Louis and that it is really a good thing to say

  • Indira Renganathan (11/26/2016 1:42:00 AM)

    A poem from a highly patriotic poet...well written- 10 (Report) Reply

  • Bernard F. Asuncion (11/26/2016 12:49:00 AM)

    A body of England's, breathing English air,
    Washed by the rivers, blest by suns of home.

    Nice poem... Thanks for sharing....
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  • Thomas Hudson (3/25/2016 1:56:00 PM)

    i love my country and all that have or are or will serve (Report) Reply

  • (2/10/2016 4:38:00 AM)

    Thanks Mitch Sassoon likes licking spoons is now my favourite poem. (Report) Reply

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