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1914, and Other Poems

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This is a reproduction of a book published before 1923. This book may have occasional imperfections such as missing or blurred pages, poor pictures, errant marks, etc. that were either part of the original artifact, or were introduced by the scanning process. We believe this work is culturally important, and despite the imperfections, have elected to bring it back into pri ...more
Paperback, 72 pages
Published August 31st 2010 by Nabu Press (first published 1915)
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It's ANZAC Day tomorrow & my husband & I used to read poetry by Brooke, Wilfred Owen & Siegfried Sassoon on this day - don't know why we stopped. & maybe I should have gone for a collection of WW1 poems because it's hard to believe the beautiful & conflicted young man

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who gave us The Soldier (If I should die, think only this of me...) also wrote dreck like this (a fragment from The Great Lover)

I have been so grea
Michael Arnold
Apr 14, 2017 rated it it was ok  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: poetry
I've never really liked Rupert Brooke, though mostly in the past it was because of his war poems and he seems too proudly English for my tastes. I decided to give him another read, and found that actually aside from his war poems he was pretty competent as a poet. He's still not exactly a favourite poet of mine - but I now see his place. I can't help but notice his influence on Frost too, especially 'Retrospect', which ends:

'Lay my head, and nothing said,
In your hands, ungarlanded;
And a long wat
Jazzy Lemon
Nov 06, 2016 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
This copy was found in November 2016 in Barter's Books, Northumberland. 70 years ago it had been given as a gift with the inscription:

To Joan
With all love
Nov. 1946

Whilst wearing my poppy bracelet on my wrist, this book fell open to page 15 to this oh so familiar of poems:


If I should die, think only this of me:
That there's some corner of a foreign field
That is forever England. There shall be
In that rich earth a richer dust concealed;
A dust whom England bore, shaped, made aw
Brooke was one of the War Poets and one of many many men who lost their lives in the Great War. His poems are powerful and evocative and make one wonder how far his career would have gone if he hadn't died so young.
Jazzy Lemon
Who could improve on Rupert Brooke? ...oh! and yet

Stands the church clock at ten to three?
And is there honey still for tea?
Chris Lilly
Jan 15, 2013 rated it liked it
Shelves: poetry
Mostly awful Georgian tosh, with weird departures for Hawaii and Tahiti that give new weight to the concept 'overwritten'. But the dead soldier sonnets are fine, and the paean for Grantchester is quite funny (intentionally) and there's a good poem about a fishes idea of heaven which I didn't know.
Hayley Shaver
Jul 17, 2016 rated it really liked it
Shelves: classics, poetry
I liked this book of poems. The poems in this book pondered the mysteries of life and death. The poetry was awesome. You can find the book at:
Sep 17, 2014 rated it it was amazing
Enjoyed reading ... Wish I'd given myself more time to savour his work ...
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Rupert Chawner Brooke (middle name sometimes given as Chaucer) (3 August 1887 – 23 April 1915) was an English poet known for his idealistic war sonnets written during the First World War, especially The Soldier. He was also known for his boyish good looks, which it is alleged prompted the Irish poet William Butler Yeats to describe him as "the handsomest young man in England."

Brooke was born at 5
More about Rupert Brooke
“All the day I held the memory of you, and wove
Its laughter with the dancing light o' the spray,
And sowed the sky with tiny clouds of love...”
“That night, how could I sleep?
I lay and watched the lonely gloom;
And watched the moonlight creep
From wall to basin, round the room.
All night I could not sleep.”
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