Rupert Brooke

Warwickshire / England
Rupert Brooke
Warwickshire / England
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Old Vicarage, The - Grantchester

Rating: 3.2
(Cafe des Westens, Berlin, May 1912)

Just now the lilac is in bloom,
All before my little room;
And in my flower-beds, I think,
Smile the carnation and the pink;
And down the borders, well I know,
The poppy and the pansy blow . . .
Oh! there the chestnuts, summer through,
Beside the river make for you
A tunnel of green gloom, and sleep
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John Howe 15 February 2010
At times the sense of yearning in this poem is almost unbearable. He was never to see his beloved Grantchester again.
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