Rupert Brooke

Warwickshire / England
Rupert Brooke
Warwickshire / England
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Rating: 2.6

Creeps in half wanton, half asleep,
One with a fat wide hairless face.
He likes love-music that is cheap;
Likes women in a crowded place;
And wants to hear the noise they're making.

His heavy eyelids droop half-over,
Great pouches swing beneath his eyes.
He listens, thinks himself the lover,
Heaves from his stomach wheezy sighs;
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John Barnett. 03 July 2019
Brooke was a masterful observer with a great ability to transfer his observations into words. This, like Grantchester, is a classic example. I find it a brilliantly repulsive comment on the Germany of Brooke's time there.
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