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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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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  • Lvcivs_mcmxci: ‘if i should die, think only this of me:       that there’s some corner of a foreign field that is for ever england. there shall be       in that rich earth a richer dust concealed; a dust whom england bore, shaped, made aware’... the soldier rupert brooke (1887-1915)
  • Villagrippa: lord roberts visits rugby school in february 1906 where he inspects the school’s rifle club (otc, officer training corps). 2nd lieutenant rupert brooke can be seen standing at the front.
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There is a blue star, Janet,
Fifteen years- ride from us,
If we ride a hundred miles an hour.

There is a white star, Janet,
Forty years- ride from us,
If we ride a hundred miles an hour.

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