Robert Nichols

(1893 - 1944 / England)

Robert Nichols Poems

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

Comments about Robert Nichols

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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.

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 ...

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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.

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