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: 23 may 1915 patrick shaw-stewart ‘that’s the worst part of war – the dead bodies of man and beast. there was another heap of dead in front of the trench, and at dawn a lark got up from there and started singing – a queer contrast. rupert brooke could have written a poem on that'
  • War_poets: 22 may 1915 roland leighton writes to vera brittain about rupert brooke’s poetry ‘i am very fond of the sonnets. three of them i had read before, but not the last one'
  • Kimmangone: retweet this if you think rupert murdoch has done unforgivable damage to this country.
  • Quotesbytt: a kiss makes the heart young again and wipes out the years. rupert brooke
  • Johnlateafter: "dust", a beautiful song about death. the brilliant danny kirwan adapted rupert brooke's poem of the same name & sang it on bare trees, my favorite fleetwood mac album.
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Sinners, obey the gospel-word!
Haste to the supper of my Lord!
Be wise to know your gracious day;
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Ready the Father is to own
And kiss his late-returning son;
Ready your loving Saviour stands,

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