Who is Isaac RosenbergIsaac 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 School at Wellclose Square, St George in the East parish. Later, he went to the Baker Street Board School in Stepney, which had a str...
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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, ...
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 ...
Top 10 most used topics by Isaac RosenbergGod 20 Heart 15 Light 15 Soul 14 Sleep 14 Death 13 Dark 13 Love 12 World 12 Strange 12
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- Lancaster_words: friday starts with the poet by isaac rosenberg.
- Tommypotts14: isaac rosenberg died 100 years ago last month on the western front during the final bloody months of world war i the son of penniless, orthodox jews
- Kulambq: how these wwi battlefields continue to haunt the eye and soul. "death could drop from the dark / as easily as song," wrote isaac rosenberg.
- War_poets: 26 september 1917 isaac rosenberg’s leave is over.
- War_poets: 21 september 1917 isaac rosenberg writes to gordon bottomley ‘i am afraid i can do no writing or reading; i feel so restless here and un-anchored. we have lived in such an elemental way so long, things here don’t look quite right to me somehow’