Robert Nichols

(1893 - 1944 / England)

Robert Nichols
Do you like this poet?
24 person liked.
22 person did not like.


Robert Nichols (1893-1944) was the wartime author of Ardours and Endurances; Also, A Faun's Holiday and Poems & Phantasies, a collection of war poetry published in 1917.

Nichols, who struck up friendships with fellow war poets Siegfried Sassoon and Rupert Brooke (the latter was killed in action in 1915), was a Winchester and Oxford-educated Georgian poet.

Nichols' First World War military service - which lasted from from 1914-16 - saw him participate in the Battle of Loos in 1915 in the role of artillery officer.

His front-line service was however brief - after just a few weeks serving in the trenches he was invalided home with shell shock; an illness which ... more »

Click here to add this poet to your My Favorite Poets.


Comments about Robert Nichols

more comments »
  • Kelly(3/20/2019 11:21:00 AM)

    How did he die What was the cause of his death

    0 person liked.
    0 person did not like.
  • Unknown(12/19/2017 12:10:00 PM)

    Good reply. I use this website quite often.

    0 person liked.
    0 person did not like.
  • Unknown(12/19/2017 12:08:00 PM)

    This Website is amazing. Thanks

    1 person liked.
    0 person did not like.
  • Geoff Skellon Geoff Skellon(7/12/2017 3:45:00 AM)

    Tom, a very belated reply because I have only just seen your comment. I suggest that the movement of his hand under the light was seen by a sniper. He fell with a body wound and when he put his hand to the wound it felt wet and so he knew it was still bleeding.

    0 person liked.
    0 person did not like.
  • Geoff Skellon Geoff Skellon(7/12/2017 3:39:00 AM)

    It is incorrect to say that Rupert Brooke died in action. He died of blood poisoning following an insect bite.

    0 person liked.
    0 person did not like.
  • Tom Mummery(2/4/2006 7:41:00 AM)

    In Comrades: An Episode, how is Gates injured - is he shot in the hand or elsewhere? If it is the hand, would that be serious enough for a soldier to die? I think I am missing something, I would appreciate any information about the poem or where to look for research.

    2 person liked.
    1 person did not like.
  • Tom Mummery(2/4/2006 7:40:00 AM)

    In Comrades: An Episode, what injury does Gates sustain? Is he shot in the hand or elsewhere? I can't work it out from the poem, but would a hand wound kill a soldier? Perhaps I'm missing comething, I would appreciate any advice on where to find more information about this poem.

    2 person liked.
    0 person did not like.
Read all 7 comments »
Best Poem of Robert Nichols

Fulfilment

Was there love once? I have forgotten her.
Was there grief once? Grief yet is mine.
Other loves I have, men rough, but men who stir
More grief, more joy, than love of thee and thine.

Faces cheerful, full of whimsical mirth,
Lined by the wind, burned by the sun;
Bodies enraptured by the abounding earth,
As whose children we are brethern: one.

And any moment may descend hot death
To shatter limbs! Pulp, tear, blast
Belovèd soldiers who love rough life and breath
Not less for dying faithful to the last.

O the fading eyes, the grimed face ...

Read the full of Fulfilment

PoemHunter.com Updates

[Report Error]