Rupert Brooke

(1887-1915 / Warwickshire / England)

Rupert Brooke Poems

81. Dawn 5/10/2001
82. Jealousy 12/31/2002
83. Menelaus And Helen 12/31/2002
84. Love 12/31/2002
85. Seaside 12/31/2002
86. Old Vicarage, The - Grantchester 12/31/2002
87. Fish, The 12/31/2002
88. Desertion 12/31/2002
89. Choriambics Ii 1/3/2003
90. Chilterns, The 12/31/2002
91. Peace 1/1/2004
92. Safety 1/1/2004
93. The Little Dog's Day 1/13/2003
94. The Old Vicarage, Grantchester 1/1/2004
95. Dust 12/31/2002
96. Day And Night 5/10/2001
97. Charm, The 12/31/2002
98. Day That I Have Loved 12/31/2002
99. The Treasure 1/3/2003
100. Clouds 5/10/2001
101. Heaven 12/31/2002
102. Busy Heart, The 12/31/2002
103. Great Lover, The 12/31/2002
104. Blue Evening 5/10/2001
105. Ante Aram 5/10/2001
106. Call, The 12/31/2002
107. And Love Has Changed To Kindliness 12/31/2002
108. Beginning, The 12/31/2002
109. Dead Men's Love 12/31/2002
110. 1914 Ii: Safety 1/3/2003
111. 1914 Iii: The Dead 1/3/2003
112. A Letter To A Live Poet 5/10/2001
113. A Channel Passage 5/10/2001
114. A Memory (From A Sonnet- Sequence) 5/10/2001
115. Beauty And Beauty 5/10/2001
116. 1914 Iv: The Dead 1/3/2003
117. 1914 I: Peace 1/3/2003
118. 1914 V: The Soldier 1/3/2003

Comments about Rupert Brooke

  • Ian Fraser (10/19/2009 2:47:00 PM)

    Rupert Brooke's poetry gained an undeserved reputation after WWI for jingoism and a simplistic view of war. However, reading this and other poems it is clear that Brooke never glorified war as Tennyson had for, example, in the celebrated Charge of the Light Brigade, merely the heroism of those who fought in it. This poem is a simple elegy of loss and, notwithstanding the more famous, The Soldier, perhaps the best he wrote.

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  • Paul Henry Dallaire Paul Henry Dallaire (10/19/2009 9:24:00 AM)

    1914 the dead
    A great poem & an astounding memorian for the dead soldiers.

Best Poem of Rupert Brooke

1914 V: The Soldier

If I should die, think only this of me:
That there's some corner of a foreign field
That is for ever England. There shall be
In that rich earth a richer dust concealed;
A dust whom England bore, shaped, made aware,
Gave, once, her flowers to love, her ways to roam,
A body of England's, breathing English air,
Washed by the rivers, blest by suns of home.

And think, this heart, all evil shed away,
A pulse in the eternal mind, no less
Gives somewhere back the thoughts by England given;
Her sights and sounds; dreams happy as her day;
And laughter, learnt of ...

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Sonnet Reversed

Hand trembling towards hand; the amazing lights
Of heart and eye. They stood on supreme heights.

Ah, the delirious weeks of honeymoon!
Soon they returned, and, after strange adventures,
Settled at Balham by the end of June.
Their money was in Can. Pacs. B. Debentures,
And in Antofagastas. Still he went
Cityward daily; still she did abide

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