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 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...
Read Full Biography

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 ...
Read All Poems

Top 10 most used topics by Isaac Rosenberg

God 20 Heart 15 Light 15 Soul 14 Sleep 14 Death 13 Dark 13 Love 12 World 12 Strange 12

Isaac Rosenberg Quotes

Read All Quotes

Comments about Isaac Rosenberg

  • 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’
Read All Comments

Write your comment about Isaac Rosenberg

Poem of the day

Ernest Dowson Poem
Yvonne Of Brittany
 by Ernest Dowson

In your mother's apple-orchard,
Just a year ago, last spring:
Do you remember, Yvonne!
The dear trees lavishing
Rain of their starry blossoms
To make you a coronet?
Do you ever remember, Yvonne,
As I remember yet?

Read complete poem

Popular Poets