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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Comments about Rupert Brooke

  • Sinnerlnsecret: me going back in time to seduce rupert brooke
  • War_poets: 1 august 1914 rupert brooke writes ‘i grow irritated with russia. & more than irritated with myself & my poem. what a state of mind for the 1st of august! if war comes, should one enlist? or turn war correspondent? or what? i can’t sit still. i wish i could fly.'
  • Vanda_wilcox: i've seen it before but it's always interesting to see how many people reference rupert brooke (take that, fussell!)
  • Vanda_wilcox: one day someone will develop a sophisticated ontology for classifying the headstone inscriptions and run a vast dh project to examine all the inscriptions (redemptive sacrifice vs liberty vs biblical quotation vs rupert brooke, parents vs wives vs children, formulaic vs original)
  • War_poets: 29 july 1915 vera brittain writes to roland leighton ‘i am sending you this afternoon the poems of your brother-spirit, rupert brooke. i think you will love them all, as i do; not the war sonnets only, though they are perhaps the most beautiful.’
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Emily Dickinson Poem
Doom is the House without the Door
 by Emily Dickinson


Doom is the House without the Door-
'Tis entered from the Sun-
And then the Ladder's thrown away,
Because Escape-is done-

'Tis varied by the Dream

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