Who is Rupert Brooke

Rupert Chawner Brooke (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 was born at 5 Hillmorton Road, Rugby, Warwickshire, and named after a great-grandfather on his mother's side, Rupert Chawner (1750–1836), a distinguished doctor descended from the regicide Thomas Chaloner (the middle name has however sometimes been erroneously given as "Chaucer"). He was the third of four children of William Parker "Willie" Brooke, a schoolmaster (teacher), and Ruth Mary Brooke, née Cotterill, a ...
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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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War_poets: 25 november 1914 patrick shaw-stewart writes ‘i emerged into the “depot battalion” with the understanding that as soon as possible i shall be shunted into “hood” battalion, in the 2nd brigade, where ock asquith, rupert brooke, the poet, and other niceish men now are.’
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The_armourer: one of the royal naval division's celebrity officers, rupert brooke, foresaw his own death in his poem, the soldier. read the story of the rnd in january's armourer magazine, digital edition on sale now, print on 1st dec.
Colour_history: rupert brooke (poet) 3 august 1887 – 23 april 1915 'the soldier' if i should die, think only this of me ........
Welfordwrites: cities, like cats, will reveal themselves at night. rupert brooke
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