Isaac Rosenberg

(25 November 1890 – 1 April 1918 / Bristol / England)

August 1914 - Poem by Isaac Rosenberg

What in our lives is burnt
In the fire of this?
The heart’s dear granary?
The much we shall miss?

Three lives hath one life –
Iron, honey, gold.
The gold, the honey gone –
Left is the hard and cold.

Iron are our lives
Molten right through our youth.
A burnt space through ripe fields
A fair mouth’s broken tooth


Comments about August 1914 by Isaac Rosenberg

  • (4/3/2017 11:06:00 PM)

    The gold, honey gone
    Left is the hard and cold.
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  • Paul Amrod (4/3/2017 5:30:00 PM)

    Even heavier than Keith Reed of the Procol Harum! (Report)Reply

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  • Savita Tyagi (4/3/2017 9:51:00 AM)

    Excellent poem of poetic beauty. Thanks for sharing. (Report)Reply

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  • Edward Kofi Louis (4/3/2017 4:47:00 AM)

    Through our youth! ! Thanks for sharing this poem with us. (Report)Reply

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  • (4/3/2017 4:37:00 AM)

    a poem that is hard as iron with broken dreams in tow? ............superbly written. (Report)Reply

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  • Bernard F. Asuncion (4/3/2017 12:59:00 AM)

    Heart's dear granary.... thanks for posting... (Report)Reply

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Poem Submitted: Monday, April 12, 2010

Poem Edited: Friday, November 25, 2011


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