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JeanneGirvan: The sad fact is that those kids were probably born here. In England. They have attended schools and lived here all their lives, but their loyalty lies beyond these shores. A far cry from Rupert Brooke's generation "A dust whom England bore, shaped, made aware..."

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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.

Sean_Munger: Rupert Brooke, one of the hottest bi men in Edwardian era England. This was sometime before World War I, where he was killed. Such a shame!

welfordwrites: Cities, like cats, will reveal themselves at night. Rupert Brooke

ANILAWHITNEY: "There are three good things in this world. One is to read poetry, another is to write poetry, and the best of all is to live poetry." ~ Rupert Brooke

JaneElRoberts: Poet Rupert Brooke's letters to Fiji friend sell for £9,000

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davidparmee: Two letters written by the poet Rupert Brooke just before World War One have sold at auction for £9,058.

Tara_Calaby: As someone who is not an expert on finding men attractive, I'm so used to looking up pictures of men being referred to as handsome only to think "...really?" but I just looked up Rupert Brooke, whom I've only ever known through his poetry, and um, yes, dude was objectively hot.

MalikDilNawazW1: "You are incredibly, inordinately, devastatingly, immortally, calamitously, hearteningly, adorably beautiful." (The Poet Rupert Brooke to the actress Cathleen Nesbitt)

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feidann_: 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, Were dark clouds in a moonless sky. Rupert Chawner Brooke

war_poets: 30 April 1915 F.W. Harvey writes the poem ‘To Rupert Brooke: Dead in Defence of Beauty’ Sweet singer of this latter day/ Whom Death unkindly takes away… …Take the praise/ Of all who in these sordid days/ Have needed liveliness.

war_poets: 29 April 1915 Patrick Shaw-Stewart writes to R.A. Knox ‘It [Skyros] is now thirdly bound up with Rupert Brooke, whom we buried there, and over whose grave I commanded the firing-party; an olive grove looking southwards on the Aegean, and what more could a poet ask? '

CheffinsFineArt: Two autograph letters signed by the English poet, Rupert Brooke, will headline our Library Sale on 6th May. Sure to be of interest to collectors and trade buyers, you can read more here

war_poets: 28 April 1915 Charles Sorley writes of Rupert Brooke's death 'He is far too obsessed with his own sacrifice, regarding the going to war of himself (and others) as a highly intense, remarkable and sacrificial exploit, whereas it is merely the conduct demanded of him'

Fred2vans: Corp giving me back my essay after I sympathise with Rupert Brooke

AbramVanEngen: In this episode, we talk with Vince Sherry about two poems of WWI: Rupert Brooke's "The Soldier" and Ivor Gurney's "To His Love." The first poem imagines war almost peacefully; the second , scarred by combat, speaks back angrily.

PoetryForAllPod: In this episode, we talk with Vince Sherry about two poems of WWI: Rupert Brooke's "The Soldier" and Ivor Gurney's "To His Love." The first poem, a stately beauty, imagines war almost peacefully; the second poem, scarred by combat, speaks back angrily.

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headoflondon: Loads of war poets seem to have stayed there, including Rupert Brooke on his last night in England before he was killed in action. Known genocidal bastard Lord Kitchener also had a secret gay affair there. Thankfully he was blown up soon after.

QIQ_EveryDay: 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

war_poets: 25 April 1915 Patrick Shaw-Stewart writes ‘Rupert Brooke suddenly sickened and died in thirty-six hours of virulent blood poisoning. He had never got quite well, like I did, from that illness at Port Said, and so he was in a weak state for resistance'

war_poets: 25 April 1915 in a long letter to Edward Marsh, W. Denis Brown describes the events leading up to Rupert Brooke’s death ‘He will not miss his immortality. I like to think he went when he had just given his best, when his powers were at their real zenith - & not before'

SpicyGoldenDuck: The church clock opposite the cricket ground on Twickenham Green has stopped. Kudos to whoever chose to set the hands in this position. Rupert Brooke would have approved.

s_birrell: “The great wings were spread Showering glory on the fields, and fire. The whole air, singing, bore him up, and higher, Unswerving, unreluctant. Soon he shone A gold speck in the gold skies; then was gone.” - Rupert Brooke, Mary and Gabriel

s_birrell: Rupert Brooke - Sherrill Schell (1913)

musicguitarhero: The lyrics for my band’s song Remembrance Day were in part inspired by the war poet Rupert Brooke, in particular The Soldier. Here’s the video:

thebrokencradle: Occasionally I look up "this day in history." Today, Shakespeare was born and Rupert Brooke, a poet, died in WWI at the age of 27 from blood poisoning due to an insect bite (what?!). Can't say I always enjoyed Shakespeare, but certainly helped me become a better reader.

robertsmale: Poet-soldier Rupert Brooke dies in Greece

keingless: OTD in 1915 Rupert Brooke, WW I poet (Lithuania, The Soldier), dies at 27 ☹️....If I should die, think only this of me: That there’s some corner of a foreign field..That is for ever England.

TimeTraveler017: Poet-soldier Rupert Brooke dies in Greece

Yesterday_Today: April 23 - 1915: Literature - during WW1, poet, Rupert Brooke, serving as an officer in the British Royal Navy, died after developing sepsis from an infected mosquito bite while waiting to deploy in the invasion of Gallipoli. history

InadeBree: ‘... And I loved you before you were old and wise, When the flame of youth was strong in your eyes, - And my heart is sick with memories.’ Rupert Brooke, The Beginning, 1906

PetloverHermine: 23Apr/1915: English war poet Rupert Brooke, described by Yeats as “the handsomest young man in England”, dies in Skyros, Greece at 4:46pm. He has died of septicaemia after developing pneumococcal sepsis from an infected mosquito bite. He’s 27.

News36U: Rupert Brooke Death - Obituary, Funeral, Cause Of Death English war poet Rupert Brooke, described by Yeats as “the handsomest young man in England”, dies in Skyros, Greece at 4:46pm. link to learn more

allanholloway: 23 April 1915: Rupert Chawner Brooke, English poet, does of septicaemia on the French hospital ship "Duguay-Trouin" off the island of Skyros, aged 27:

flozthetoz: Today in 1915 The death, aged 27 (from an infected mosquito bite) of the poet Rupert Brooke, known for his war sonnets written during the WWI especially "The Soldier". - If I should die, think only this of me: That there's some corner of a foreign field That is for ever England.

war_poets: 23 April 1915 Rupert Brooke dies from septicaemia en route for the Dardanelles

PatlovesLincs: The poet Rupert Brooke died this day in 1915.

EvanTredegar: The ambivalent Rupert Brooke died today 23 April 1915 in Greece. Evan Morgan missed Brooke at Garsington, they may have ogled elsewhere Evan adored telling the story of Brooke paying £5 to a “dirty little boy” to wave him adieu at Liverpool Docks when he left England forever

FXMC1957: 23 April 1915. Poet Rupert Brooke (aged 27) died of an infected mosquito bite en route to Gallipoli. One of his best poems of WW1 was The Soldier. He was also known for his good looks, prompting the Irish poet W. B. Yeats to describe him as ‘the handsomest young man in England’.

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ribn: Rugby's Rupert Brooke pub to open its beer garden next week - and you won't need to book

EllieintheWorld: Rupert Brooke on his travels in North America made astute observations about the issues with immigration over 100 years ago.

bdfees: Sullivan softball beat Neumann 26-7. Mallory Dickinson, Lorena Marquardt, Carly Rupert & Kaelyn Wettlaufer 3 hits each. Marquardt had a double. Brooke Jordan, Chloe Burke & Ava Dunham 2 hits (Burke a triple). Pagie Burke & Kyler Burke had hits.

war_poets: 20 April 1915 Rupert Brooke writes to his mother ‘We’ve only got, so far, about 30% of our mail, I judge: and that in little lumps, with gaps. I can judge fairly well by the Nation and Land and Water, and by the number of periodicals other people get'

war_poets: 18 April 1915 Rupert Brooke, on duty on board the Grantully Castle, anchored off Skyros, writes to Eddie Marsh ‘The first few days afloat I was still convalescent. So I could lie in my bunk & read & write in a delicious solitude all day. I actually did jot down a line or two'

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JamesKerr125: His Elegy to Rupert Brooke has become of my favourite pieces of music, it’s on Spotify if you look.

MeetAtDawn: Memorial by Eric Gill at Bisham Bucks to Frederick Septimus Kelly-Olympic oarsman & gold medallist 1908, concert pianist & composer. Lt Commander & DSO in Royal Naval Div Hood Battalion. Present at burial of Rupert Brooke on island of Skyros 1915. Wrote 'Elegy to Rupert Brooke'

FennaCapelle: Hereby I wanted to share with you this marvelous poem by Rupert Brooke, the famous British war poet. This is called "The Night Journey". I hope you like it ❤️ With love

jntod: Pretty chilling page from Geoffrey Grigson's New Verse magazine in March 1938, reminding readers of the fate of Rupert Brooke

bbmars87: 'And see, no longer blinded by our eyes'  Rupert Brooke

war_poets: 10 April 1915 Rupert Brooke writes in a newly-begun diary, ‘there are men and women who seem to do what one so terribly can’t, and so terribly at these moments, aches to do—store up reservoirs of this calm and content'

AlvarodeSouza98: Rupert Brooke, poeta descrito pelo W.B. Yeats como "the handsomest young man in England"

grylxndr: tfw you stop your WWI poetry reading with Rupert Brooke

conresdj: He was, like Rupert Brooke, shaped by his country (for England read Poland): "A dust whom England bore, shaped, made aware, Gave, once, her flowers to love, her ways to roam; A body of England’s, breathing English air, Washed by the rivers, blest by suns of home."

war_poets: 9 April 1915 Rupert Brooke writes to Violet Asquith from Alexandria ‘Sir Ian came to see me a moment. A notable meeting: it was generally felt: our greatest poet-soldier and our greatest soldier-poet. We talked blank verse.'

demidaya_: When Rajah Brooke first came to Sarawak, he managed to take a photo of my great great grandfather, chopping wood behind our rumah panjang

booksgleam: "Out of the nothingness of sleep, The slow dreams of Eternity, There was a thunder on the deep: I came, because you called to me." ― Rupert Brooke, the Call Art by Henrik Aarrestad Uldalen

tlow: Interesting that Rupert Murdoch disinformation and propaganda outlets Fox News and the NY Post are both gleefully flogging this interview Brooke Baldwin did with Ms. Magazine as some big gotcha! Maybe the Wall Street Journal will chime in on Brook’s Ms. interview soon?

pblevins10: Rupert Brooke certainly stands out on your wall!

AddictedGallery: "Cities, like cats, will reveal themselves at night." ~ Rupert Brooke Get Your Art Fix! "The City That Never Sleeps" by Samantha Redfern, 2019

FareBrian: There is also a pub in the village called The Rupert Brooke

sumiresbees: The Soldier by Rupert Brooke: Read by Sophie Okonedo — YouTube

war_poets: 5 April 1915 Patrick Shaw-Stewart writes ‘I got a sun-headache followed by an internal derangement which has compelled me (and Rupert Brooke, who fell a victim soon after) to exchange our canvas for the really quite comfortable ------ Hotel'

war_poets: 5 April 1915 Rupert Brooke writes to his mother from Egypt ‘I went down with a slight touch of sunstroke a few days ago. Nothing bad, but enough to make me feel pretty miserable, for a little. Patrick Shaw Stewart had it a day or two, before me'

WarPoetsAssn: Today’s poem, by a bereaved father: “April 1918” by H C Bradby Housemaster of School House, at Rugby School, taught Rupert Brooke. Eldest son killed at Arras, April 1917, where Ivor Gurney and Siegfried Sassoon were both wounded and Edward Thomas killed, in the same battle.

carylloper: A kiss makes the heart young again and wipes out the years ~ Rupert Brooke

Jonessuzy: Check out The Angel & the Poet: Edith Cavell & Rupert Brooke by Jones, Susan

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war_poets: 4 April 1915 Dean of St Paul’s Cathedral William Inge reads Rupert Brooke’s poem ‘The Soldier’ from the pulpit saying that Brooke’s Brooke’s “pure and elevated patriotism” would allow him to “take rank with our great poets"

welfordwrites: Cities, like cats, will reveal themselves at night. Rupert Brooke

war_poets: 3 April 1915 Rupert Brooke and Patrick Shaw-Stewart are ill in an Alexandrian hotel. ‘But Brooke was feeling better than yesterday, well enough to turn gastrointestinal misery into light verse: My first was in the night, at 1,/ At half-past 5 I had to run'

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Leafstef24: His name is Rupert Brooke and this boyyyy

war_poets: 30 March 1915 Rupert Brooke, Oc Asquith and Patrick Shaw-Stewart, on leave from their duties at Port Said, take the train to Cairo and from there drive to see the Sphinx and the Pyramids

war_poets: 28 March 1915 Rupert Brooke and his battalion reach Port Said and disembark.

brogan_bill: A walk around Grantchester this morning. The River Cam in one of the pictures. The Blue Ball pub across the meadows. The Rupert Brooke named after the World War One poet. It was also where Major Patrick Rance started his affiliation with British cheese after visiting in 1930’s

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mflibra: 1930 Nice RIVIERE Binding - The Collected Poems of Rupert Brooke. With a Memoir. More infos:

Jarona7: Next in my Read-Everything-on-my-poetry-shelf project, I had Rupert Brooke this morning :) really enjoying his subversive apocalyptic lyrics :)

Grailgirl: Anniversary of 1st lockdown. Here my setting of Rupert Brooke's sonnet 'Clouds'. 'I think they ride the calm mid-heaven as these in wise majestic melancholy train. And watch the moon the still raging seas and men coming and going on the earth."

TheScansmith: There's been an artist in these woods. Words from Rupert Brooke...

AlbionAcademy: An example of excellent presentation and analysis of the poem “The Soldier” (Rupert Brooke), by Irfa Z in Year 7.

TingledB: Favourite poems on World Poetry Day - ‘Dover Beach’ by Matthew Arnold

kokeesachdeva: The way that lovers use is this They bow, catch hands, with never a word, And their lips meet, and they do kiss, —So I have heard. They queerly find some healing so, And strange attainment in the touch There is a secret lovers know, —I have read as much. ~ Rupert Brooke

MrGoldstein7: I don't think Keats, Shelley or Byron were noticed that fast by the major London papers. The first two papers gave it glowing reviews even though, as the more honest Rupert Brooke at Cambridge admitted, it was marred by “the unmetrical sprawling lengths” of Whitman.

war_poets: 20 March 1915 Rupert Brooke ‘A day or two ago we and certain others steamed off overnight to near an important spot on an enemy coast, and ‘stood by’ at dawn for landing. I felt very nervous, and rather irritated at getting up so early, and most excited. But nothing happened'

iloveukcoast: The poet Rupert Brooke and his love for Grantchester

itsclrkhns: Putting Sarawak on the world map. A movie that tells the story of arrival of James Brooke, Sarawak’s first Rajah. Let see how Hollywood portrayed the history of Sarawak on a big screen. I’m so excited for this

LakesStiles: Had a book, I think called 'Of Cabbages and Kings' edited by Francis Spufford. There was an extract from a letter by I think Rupert Brooke which describes at length how he feels with a cold. I have a cold. And the feeling in that piece of writing is how I am now! Any ideas?

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