Frances Darwin Cornford

(30 March 1886 - 19 August 1960 / Cambridge, England)

On Rupert Brooke - Poem by Frances Darwin Cornford

A young Apollo, golden-haired,
Stands dreaming on the verge of strife,
Magnificently unprepared
For the long littleness of life.


Comments about On Rupert Brooke by Frances Darwin Cornford

  • Mohammed Asim Nehal (1/29/2016 3:38:00 AM)

    Short and sweet poem....Nice one thanks for sharing. (Report)Reply

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  • Pranab K Chakraborty (7/18/2015 1:38:00 AM)

    It's such a skill crafted by intelligence with proper balance of keeping sense of poetry making. Nice by it's sudden appearance of words beyond readers expectation. 'Magnificently unprepared'....such and such! (Report)Reply

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  • Derek Haughton (7/14/2007 12:32:00 PM)

    Another superb example of her mastery of the short lyric; the last four words an apt summation of the human condition. The alliteration unobtrusive. (Report)Reply

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Poem Submitted: Thursday, January 1, 2004

Poem Edited: Tuesday, May 10, 2011


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