Who is Rupert Brooke

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 were said to have prompted the Irish poet W. B. Yeats to describe him as "the handsomest young man in England.”

Early life Brooke's birthplace Brooke was born at 5 Hillmorton Road, Rugby, War...
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Rupert Brooke Poems

  • The Dance (a Song)
    As the Wind, and as the Wind,
    In a corner of the way,
    Goes stepping, stands twirling,
    Invisibly, comes whirling, ...
  • Retrospect (the South Seas)
    In your arms was still delight,
    Quiet as a street at night;
    And thoughts of you, I do remember,
    Were green leaves in a darkened chamber, ...
  • Tiare Tahiti (the South Seas)
    Mamua, when our laughter ends,
    And hearts and bodies, brown as white,
    Are dust about the doors of friends,
    Or scent ablowing down the night, ...
  • On The Death Of Smet-smet, The Hippopotamus-goddess - Song Of A Tribe Of The Ancient Egyptians
    (The Priests within the Temple)
    She was wrinkled and huge and hideous? She was our Mother.
    She was lustful and lewd? but a God; we had none other.
    In the day She was hidden and dumb, but at nightfall moaned in the shade; ...
  • It's Not Going To Happen Again
    I have known the most dear that is granted us here,
    More supreme than the gods know above,
    Like a star I was hurled through the sweet of the world,
    And the height and the light of it, Love. ...
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Top 10 most used topics by Rupert Brooke

Love 77 I Love You 77 Night 63 Heart 56 Long 50 Light 49 White 48 Earth 46 God 43 Wind 42


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  • War_poets: 25 february 1915 the king reviews the outward-bound royal naval division, which includes rupert brooke and patrick shaw-stewart, at blandford. violet asquith writes ‘rupert looked heroic… they all looked quite splendid sweeping past in battalion formation'
  • Shitezinfandel: references were alain delon, rupert brooke and arthur rimbaud
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  • Sophiagrene: til rupert brooke looked exactly like my mother when young.
  • Fitgirlmojo1: a book may be compared to your neighbor: if it be good, it cannot last too long; if bad, you cannot get rid of it too early. :- rupert brooke
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The Light That Is Felt
 by John Greenleaf Whittier

A tender child of summers three,
Seeking her little bed at night,
Paused on the dark stair timidly.
'Oh, mother! Take my hand,' said she,
'And then the dark will all be light.'

We older children grope our way
From dark behind to dark before;
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