Robert Nichols

(1893 - 1944 / England)

Robert Nichols Poems

1. The Sprig Of Lime 4/14/2010
2. To 4/14/2010
3. Three Songs Of The Enigma 4/14/2010
4. The Tower 4/14/2010
5. The Stranger 4/14/2010
6. Address To The Sunset 4/14/2010
7. At The Wars 4/14/2010
8. Battery Moving Up To A New Position From Rest Camp:Dawn 4/14/2010
9. The Philosopher's Oration: A Faun's Holiday 4/14/2010
10. The Pilgrim 4/14/2010
11. The Flower Of Flame 4/14/2010
12. The Naiads' Music: From A Faun's Holiday 4/14/2010
13. Evenstar 4/14/2010
14. Pæan 4/14/2010
15. Night Rhapsody 4/14/2010
16. November 4/14/2010
17. The Prophetic Bard's Oration: From A Faun's Holiday 4/14/2010
18. The Nocturne: Address To The Sunset 4/14/2010
19. Seventeen 4/14/2010
20. The Approach 4/14/2010
21. The Day's March 4/14/2010
22. O Nightingale My Heart 4/14/2010
23. The Last Salute 4/14/2010
24. I Must Remember Now 4/14/2010
25. Comrades An Episode 4/14/2010
26. Nearer 4/14/2010
27. Farewell 4/14/2010
28. The Assault 4/14/2010
29. Battle 4/14/2010
30. Fulfilment 1/1/2004

Comments about Robert Nichols

  • ian white (11/17/2019 9:21:00 AM)

    anybody have a copy of To d'Annunzio by Robert nichols?

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  • Kelly (3/20/2019 11:21:00 AM)

    How did he die What was the cause of his death

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  • 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.

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  • 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.

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  • 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.

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  • 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.

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Best Poem of Robert Nichols

The Assault

The beating of the guns grows louder.
'Not long, boys, now.'
My heart burns whiter, fearfuller, prouder;
Hurricanes grow
As guns redouble their fire.
Through the shaken periscope peeping
I glimpse their wire:
Black earth, fountains of earth rise, leaping,
Spouting like shocks of meeting waves.
Death's fountains are playing,
Shells like shrieking birds rush over;
Crash and din rises higher.
A stream of lead raves
Over us from the left… (we safe under cover!)
Crash. Reverberation. Crash!
Acrid smoke billowing. Flash upon flash.
Black smoke ...

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At The Wars

Now that I am ta'en away
And may not see another day
What is it to my eye appears?
What sound rings in my stricken ears?
Not even the voice of any friend
Or eyes beloved-world-without-end,
But scenes and sounds of the country-side
In far England across the tide:
An upland field when spring's begun,

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