Who is Isaac Rosenberg

Isaac Rosenberg (25 November 1890 – 1 April 1918) was an English poet and artist. His Poems from the Trenches are recognized as some of the most outstanding poetry written during the First World War.

Early life

Isaac Rosenberg was born in Bristol, the second of six children and the eldest son (his twin brother died at birth) of his parents, Barnett (formerly Dovber) and Hacha Rosenberg, who were Lithuanian Jewish immigrants to Britain from Dvinsk (now in Latvia). In 1897, the family moved to Stepney, a poor district of the East End of London, and one with a large Jewish community. Isaac Rosenberg attended St. Paul's Primary S...
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Isaac Rosenberg Poems

  • Dead Man's Dump
    The plunging limbers over the shattered track
    Racketed with their rusty freight,
    Stuck out like many crowns of thorns,
    And the rusty stakes like sceptres old ...
  • Through These Pale Cold Days
    Through these pale cold days
    What dark faces burn
    Out of three thousand years,
    And their wild eyes yearn, ...
  • Spring
    I walk and wonder
    To hear the birds sing,
    Without you my lady
    How can there be Spring? ...
  • At Night
    Crazed shadows, from no golden body
    That I can see, embrace me warm ;
    All is purple and closed
    Round by night's arm. ...
  • In War
    Fret the nonchalant noon
    With your spleen
    Or your gay brow,
    For the motion of your spirit ...
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God 20 Heart 15 Light 15 Soul 14 Sleep 14 Death 13 Dark 13 Love 12 World 12 Strange 12

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Bondiancw: rare shout-out for oscar isaac's cardcounter the chatter podcast: spy movies and the oscars with alyssa rosenberg
War_poets: 19 march 1918 isaac rosenberg and the 1st kings own royal lancasters march from reserve into the firing line near arras.
Fbherald: what's going on "around the bend" spotted at the grand opening of the travis street splash pad, former rosenberg council members amanda barta and isaac davila, former rosenberg parks & recreation director darren mccarthy, who for years pushed for a community splash pad...
War_poets: 8 march 1918 isaac rosenberg writes to winifreda seaton ‘if i am lucky and come off undamaged, i mean to put all my innermost experiences into the ‘unicorn’. i want it to symbolize the war and all the devastating forces let loose by an ambitious and unscrupulous will.’
War_poets: 7 march 1918 isaac rosenberg writes to edward marsh about seeing the most recent volume of 'georgian poetry' 'i saw the book about 3 months ago & not for long. i was going into the trenches then.'
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