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

Comments about Robert Nichols

  • ian white (11/17/2019 9:21:00 AM)

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

    0 person liked.
    0 person did not like.
  • 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.
Best Poem of Robert Nichols

Battle

1.
Noon

It is midday; the deep trench glares….
A buzz and blaze of flies….
The hot wind puffs the giddy airs….
The great sun rakes the skies.

No sound in all the stagnant trench
Where forty standing men
Endure the sweat and grit and stench,
Like cattle in a pen.

Sometimes a sniper's bullet whirs
Or twangs the whining wire,
Sometimes a soldier sighs and stirs
As in hell's frying fire.

From out a high, cool cloud descends
An aeroplane's far moan,
The sun strikes down, the thin cloud rends….
The black speck travels on.

And...

Read the full of Battle

Address To The Sunset

Exquisite stillness! What serenities
Of earth and air! How bright atop the wall
The stonecrop’s fire and beyond the precipice
How huge, how hushed the primrose evenfall!
How softly, too, the white crane voyages
Yon honeyed height of warmth and silence,
whence
He can look down on islet, lake and shore
And crowding woods and voiceless promontories