1887 – 1915
Who was Rupert Brooke?
Rupert Chawner Brooke 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".
- All the little emptiness of love!
- If I should die, think only this of me: that there's some corner of a foreign field that is for ever England.
- Cities, like cats, will reveal themselves at night.
- Infinite hungers leap no more I in the chance swaying of your dress; and love has changed to kindliness.
- But somewhere, beyond Space and Time, is wetter water, slimier slime! And there (they trust) there swimmeth one who swam ere rivers were begun, immense of fishy form and mind, squamous omnipotent, and kind.
- Stands the Church clock at ten to three? And is there honey still for tea?
- The cool kindliness of sheets, that soon smooth away trouble; and the rough male kiss of blankets.
- Oh! death will find me long before I tire of watching you.
- If I should die, think only this of me:That theres some corner of a foreign fieldThat is for ever England.
- 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.
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