Rupert Brooke

(1887-1915 / Warwickshire / England)

Rupert Brooke Poems

41. Flight 12/31/2002
42. Kindliness 12/31/2002
43. The Busy Heart 1/3/2003
44. The Chilterns 1/3/2003
45. Waikiki 12/31/2002
46. Mary And Gabriel 12/31/2002
47. Life Beyond, The 12/31/2002
48. The Call 1/3/2003
49. Hauntings 12/31/2002
50. Unfortunate 12/31/2002
51. Goddess In The Wood, The 12/31/2002
52. Now, God Be Thanked Who Has Matched Us With His Hour 1/13/2003
53. Night Journey, The 12/31/2002
54. The Way That Lovers Use 1/3/2003
55. The Wayfarers 1/3/2003
56. One Day 12/31/2002
57. Thoughts On The Shape Of The Human Body 12/31/2002
58. Way That Lovers Use, The 12/31/2002
59. The Fish 1/3/2003
60. The Great Lover 1/3/2003
61. Tiare Tahiti 12/31/2002
62. The Night Journey 1/3/2003
63. Retrospect 12/31/2002
64. Second Best 12/31/2002
65. Funeral Of Youth, The: Threnody 12/31/2002
66. Home 12/31/2002
67. There's Wisdom In Women 12/31/2002
68. Doubts 12/31/2002
69. Oh! Death Will Find Me, Long Before I Tire 1/13/2003
70. Sonnet: I Said I Splendidly Loved You; It's Not True 12/31/2002
71. Paralysis 12/31/2002
72. Menelaus And Helen 12/31/2002
73. Failure 12/31/2002
74. Success 12/31/2002
75. Choriambics I 1/3/2003
76. Finding 12/31/2002
77. Dust 12/31/2002
78. He Wonders Whether To Praise Or To Blame Her 12/31/2002
79. Sleeping Out: Full Moon 1/3/2003
80. Hill, The 12/31/2002

Comments about Rupert Brooke

  • John Piazza, III JD, MBA (7/17/2018 10:59:00 PM)

    America has a depth that many English do not see. Rupert Brooke has spoken of my country, and, of his.

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  • chelsea (6/25/2018 12:13:00 PM)

    how many poems did he write then

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  • Elaine Bell (3/18/2018 11:19:00 AM)

    Please can anyone tell me the name of the poem with the line there stands the clock at 10 to 3

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  • Alex Alexander (1/23/2018 2:01:00 PM)

    Rupert Brooke has just provided me with some appropriate words on the death of my 101 year old aunt who lived near Grantchester.
    Oh yet
    Stands the church clock at ten to three?
    And is there honey still for tea?

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  • David (1/18/2018 6:45:00 AM)

    Rupert Brooke, Siegfried Sassoon, Wilfred Owen, W N Ewer, and many others. The Great War was not something easy to understand. Using phrases like Dulce et....., say a lot about a persons' view of the world. Its why service personnel sometimes get the nickname, Rupert?

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  • Sarah Grace Pierce (7/26/2012 7:25:00 AM)

    Read Ante Aram, it is so beautiful, a blood tired soldier, unclean, read just the last 5 lines...I have remembered them for 40 years or so, in a Holy Space...

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  • Lorenzo Rodriguez (4/23/2012 9:46:00 AM)

    Like all poets, this guy is no exception, he writes to deep. People, especially Americans, will not understand what these deep poets write, they must be more shallow in order to convey to people today.;

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  • Koena Mokoena Koena Mokoena (10/21/2011 9:52:00 AM)

    Hey yo!
    i would like to say i was impressed by your poem ' Safety' especially these words;
    War knows no power. Safe shall be my going,
    Secretly armed against all death's endeavour;
    But i understand the following lines.
    Safe though all safety's lost; safe where men fall;
    And if these poor limbs die, safest of all.

    According to my own point of view, i came to planet earth with an aim, objective & vision. Hence, i won't give up until i turn my dream into reality.

    Have a nice day!

    Mr. Koena France Mokoena
    South Africa,

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  • Harvey Wachtel (10/19/2011 9:12:00 AM)

    I think it's obvious that Richard Scotte misread Ian Fraser's post, and that he actually agrees with him. He must have taken 'Rupert Brooke's poetry gained an undeserved reputation' out of context. Mr. Fraser didn't assert that Rupert Brooke's reputation for *poetry* is undeserved; he said that his reputation for 'jingoism and a simplistic view of war' was undeserved.

    After reading what's posted of '1914', I agree wholeheartedly. Brooke strikes me as a minor-league Wilfred Owen. If you want jingoism, try John McCrae's well-known 'In Flanders Fields', a poem that has made me want to barf since they force-fed it to me in elementary school. I don't understand how anyone can be 'patriotic' about such a stupid war as WWI.

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  • Richard Scotte (10/6/2011 5:34:00 AM)

    I think 'undeserved ' is a slur - Rupert Brooke has his followers just as Shakepeare does and (dare `i say it) Bacon! - people, especially artists who reach a certain level of popularity through their own talent, wit and personality. They will always win public acclaim from somewhere.
    From what I've read he was only into war of necessity because it intruded into his life. Even if peer pressure led him to volunteer - or was it purely the youthful patriotism that assails our youth whenrever there is War in the air
    No, Brooke was mostly about Love - winning, loosing, enjoying and despairing. His poignancy comes to the fore 'I have peace to know your worth - now all is over.'.........and........'Who defiles the Love defiles the Lover - but what man lauds the thing he's thrown away.'
    He was able to express in words the thoughts of thousands of people who could not voice those thoughts for lack of words, even though they had experienced similar emotions themselves = his words assuaged them in their own lament!
    For many he epitomises the spiritual aspects of his poetry - See ' lines written in the belief.'........' and many others in which visions of the spirit world are dangled before our eyes in so tantalising manner......I could go on but you get my drift - just read him and enjoy.

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Best Poem of Rupert Brooke

1914 Iv: The Dead

These hearts were woven of human joys and cares,
Washed marvellously with sorrow, swift to mirth.
The years had given them kindness. Dawn was theirs,
And sunset, and the colours of the earth.
These had seen movement, and heard music; known
Slumber and waking; loved; gone proudly friended;
Felt the quick stir of wonder; sat alone;
Touched flowers and furs and cheeks. All this is ended.

There are waters blown by changing winds to laughter
And lit by the rich skies, all day. And after,
Frost, with a gesture, stays the waves that dance
And wandering ...

Read the full of 1914 Iv: The Dead


Dear! of all happy in the hour, most blest
He who has found our hid security,
Assured in the dark tides of the world that rest,
And heard our word, 'Who is so safe as we?'
We have found safety with all things undying,
The winds, and morning, tears of men and mirth,
The deep night, and birds singing, and clouds flying,
And sleep, and freedom, and the autumnal earth.
We have built a house that is not for Time's throwing.