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. Seventeen 4/14/2010
19. The Nocturne: Address To The Sunset 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
Best Poem of Robert Nichols


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 ...

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Comrades An Episode

Before, before he was aware
The 'Verey' light had risen… on the air
in hung glistering..
And he could not stay his hand
From moving to the barbed wire's broken strand.
A rifle cracked.
He fell.
Night waned. He was alone. A heavy shell
Whispered itself passing high, high overhead.

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