Rupert Brooke
Call, The by Rupert Brooke

Call, The by Rupert Brooke

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.I broke the Night's primeval bars, I dared the old ...

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Old Vicarage, The – Grantchester by Rupert Brooke

Old Vicarage, The – Grantchester by Rupert Brooke

(Cafe des Westens, Berlin, May 1912)Just now the lilac is in bloom,All before my little room;And in my flower-beds, I think,Smile the carnation and the pink;And down the borders, ...

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1914 Iv: The Dead by Rupert Brooke

1914 Iv: The Dead by Rupert Brooke

These hearts were woven of human joys and cares, Washed marvellously with sorrow, swift to mirth. The years had given them kindness. Dawn was theirs, And sunset, and the colours ...

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A Letter To A Live Poet by Rupert Brooke

A Letter To A Live Poet by Rupert Brooke

Sir, since the last Elizabethan died, Or, rather, that more Paradisal muse, Blind with much light, passed to the light more glorious Or deeper blindness, no man's ...

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Ante Aram by Rupert Brooke

Ante Aram by Rupert Brooke

Before thy shrine I kneel, an unknown worshipper, Chanting strange hymns to thee and sorrowful litanies,Incense of dirges, prayers that are as holy myrrh.Ah, goddess, on thy ...

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1914 I: Peace by Rupert Brooke

1914 I: Peace by Rupert Brooke

Now, God be thanked Who has watched us with His hour, And caught our youth, and wakened us from sleeping, With hand made sure, clear eye, and sharpened power, To turn, as swimmers ...

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Heaven by Rupert Brooke

Heaven by Rupert Brooke

Fish (fly-replete, in depth of June,Dawdling away their wat'ry noon)Ponder deep wisdom, dark or clear,Each secret fishy hope or fear.Fish say, they have their Stream and Pond;But ...

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Clouds by Rupert Brooke

Clouds by Rupert Brooke

Down the blue night the unending columns press In noiseless tumult, break and wave and flow, Now tread the far South, or lift rounds of snowUp to the white moon's hidden ...

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Day That I Have Loved by Rupert Brooke

Day That I Have Loved by Rupert Brooke

Tenderly, day that I have loved, I close your eyes, And smooth your quiet brow, and fold your thin dead hands.The grey veils of the half-light deepen; colour dies. I bear you, a ...

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1914 Iii: The Dead by Rupert Brooke

1914 Iii: The Dead by Rupert Brooke

Blow out, you bugles, over the rich Dead! There's none of these so lonely and poor of old, But, dying, has made us rarer gifts than gold. These laid the world away; poured out the ...

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Busy Heart, The by Rupert Brooke

Busy Heart, The by Rupert Brooke

Now that we've done our best and worst, and parted, I would fill my mind with thoughts that will not rend.(O heart, I do not dare go empty-hearted) I'll think of Love in books, ...

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A Memory (From A Sonnet- Sequence) by Rupert Brooke

A Memory (From A Sonnet- Sequence) by Rupert Brooke

Somewhile before the dawn I rose, and stept Softly along the dim way to your room, And found you sleeping in the quiet gloom,And holiness about you as you slept.I knelt there; ...

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Dead Men’s Love by Rupert Brooke

Dead Men’s Love by Rupert Brooke

There was a damned successful Poet; There was a Woman like the Sun.And they were dead. They did not know it. They did not know their time was done. They did not know his hymns ...

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Choriambics Ii by Rupert Brooke

Choriambics Ii by Rupert Brooke

Here the flame that was ash, shrine that was void,lost in the haunted wood,I have tended and loved, year upon year, I in the solitudeWaiting, quiet and glad-eyed in the dark, ...

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A Channel Passage by Rupert Brooke

A Channel Passage by Rupert Brooke

The damned ship lurched and slithered. Quiet and quick My cold gorge rose; the long sea rolled; I knewI must think hard of something, or be sick; And could think hard of only one ...

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1914 Ii: Safety by Rupert Brooke

1914 Ii: Safety by Rupert Brooke

Dear! of all happy in the hour, most blest He who has found our hid security, Assured in the dark tides of the world that rest, And heard our word, 'Who is so safe as we?' We have ...

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Beauty And Beauty by Rupert Brooke

Beauty And Beauty by Rupert Brooke

When Beauty and Beauty meet All naked, fair to fair,The earth is crying-sweet, And scattering-bright the air,Eddying, dizzying, closing round, With soft and drunken ...

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Charm, The by Rupert Brooke

Charm, The by Rupert Brooke

In darkness the loud sea makes moan;And earth is shaken, and all evils creepAbout her ways. Oh, now to know you sleep!Out of the whirling blinding moil, alone,Out ...

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Blue Evening by Rupert Brooke

Blue Evening by Rupert Brooke

My restless blood now lies a-quiver, Knowing that always, exquisitely,This April twilight on the river Stirs anguish in the heart of me.For the fast world in that rare glimmer ...

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The Old Vicarage, Grantchester by Rupert Brooke

The Old Vicarage, Grantchester by Rupert Brooke

Just now the lilac is in bloom, All before my little room; And in my flower-beds, I think, Smile the carnation and the pink; And down the borders, well I know, The poppy and the ...

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Beginning, The by Rupert Brooke

Beginning, The by Rupert Brooke

Some day I shall rise and leave my friendsAnd seek you again through the world's far ends,You whom I found so fair(Touch of your hands and smell of your hair!),My only god in the ...

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He Wonders Whether To Praise Or To Blame Her by Rupert Brooke

He Wonders Whether To Praise Or To Blame Her by Rupert Brooke

I have peace to weigh your worth, now all is over, But if to praise or blame you, cannot say.For, who decries the loved, decries the lover; Yet what man lauds the thing he's ...

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Day And Night by Rupert Brooke

Day And Night by Rupert Brooke

Through my heart's palace Thoughts unnumbered throng; And there, most quiet and, as a child, most wise,High-throned you sit, and gracious. All day long Great Hopes gold-armoured, ...

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Seaside by Rupert Brooke

Seaside by Rupert Brooke

Swiftly out from the friendly lilt of the band, The crowd's good laughter, the loved eyes of men, I am drawn nightward; I must turn againWhere, down beyond the low untrodden ...

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And Love Has Changed To Kindliness by Rupert Brooke

And Love Has Changed To Kindliness by Rupert Brooke

When love has changed to kindliness --Oh, love, our hungry lips, that pressSo tight that Time's an old god's dreamNodding in heaven, and whisper stuffSeven million years were not ...

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Desertion by Rupert Brooke

Desertion by Rupert Brooke

So light we were, so right we were, so fair faith shone,And the way was laid so certainly, that, when I'd gone,What dumb thing looked up at you? Was it something heard,Or a ...

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Choriambics I by Rupert Brooke

Choriambics I by Rupert Brooke

Ah! not now, when desire burns, and the wind calls, and the suns of springLight-foot dance in the woods, whisper of life, woo me to wayfaring;Ah! not now should you come, now when ...

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Great Lover, The by Rupert Brooke

Great Lover, The by Rupert Brooke

I have been so great a lover: filled my daysSo proudly with the splendour of Love's praise,The pain, the calm, and the astonishment,Desire illimitable, and still content,And all ...

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Chilterns, The by Rupert Brooke

Chilterns, The by Rupert Brooke

Your hands, my dear, adorable, Your lips of tenderness-- Oh, I've loved you faithfully and well, Three years, or a bit less. It wasn't a success.Thank God, that's done! and I'll ...

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Dining-Room Tea by Rupert Brooke

Dining-Room Tea by Rupert Brooke

When you were there, and you, and you, Happiness crowned the night; I too, Laughing and looking, one of all, I watched the quivering lamplight fall On plate and flowers and ...

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The Little Dog’s Day by Rupert Brooke

The Little Dog’s Day by Rupert Brooke

All in the town were still asleep,When the sun came up with a shout and a leap.In the lonely streets unseen by man,A little dog danced. And the day began.All his life he'd been ...

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Peace by Rupert Brooke

Peace by Rupert Brooke

Now, God be thanked Who has watched us with His hour, And caught our youth, and wakened us from sleeping, With hand made sure, clear eye, and sharpened power, To turn, as swimmers ...

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Hill, The by Rupert Brooke

Hill, The by Rupert Brooke

Breathless, we flung us on the windy hill, Laughed in the sun, and kissed the lovely grass. You said, "Through glory and ecstasy we pass;Wind, sun, and earth remain, the birds ...

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Menelaus And Helen by Rupert Brooke

Menelaus And Helen by Rupert Brooke

IHot through Troy's ruin Menelaus broke To Priam's palace, sword in hand, to sate On that adulterous whore a ten years' hateAnd a king's honour. Through red death, and smoke,And ...

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Fish, The by Rupert Brooke

Fish, The by Rupert Brooke

In a cool curving world he liesAnd ripples with dark ecstasies.The kind luxurious lapse and stealShapes all his universe to feelAnd know and be; the clinging streamCloses his ...

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Success by Rupert Brooke

Success by Rupert Brooke

I think if you had loved me when I wanted; If I'd looked up one day, and seen your eyes,And found my wild sick blasphemous prayer granted, And your brown face, that's full of pity ...

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The Great Lover by Rupert Brooke

The Great Lover by Rupert Brooke

I have been so great a lover: filled in daysSo proudly with the splendor of Love's praise,The pain, the calm, and the astonishment,Desire illimitable, and still content,And all ...

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Sonnet:  I Said I Splendidly Loved You; It’s Not True by Rupert Brooke

Sonnet: I Said I Splendidly Loved You; It’s Not True by Rupert Brooke

I said I splendidly loved you; it's not true. Such long swift tides stir not a land-locked sea.On gods or fools the high risk falls -- on you -- The clean clear bitter-sweet ...

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Tiare Tahiti by Rupert Brooke

Tiare Tahiti by Rupert Brooke

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,Then, oh! then, the wise agree,Comes our ...

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Finding by Rupert Brooke

Finding by Rupert Brooke

From the candles and dumb shadows, And the house where love had died,I stole to the vast moonlight And the whispering life outside.But I found no lips of comfort, No home in the ...

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The Night Journey by Rupert Brooke

The Night Journey by Rupert Brooke

Hands and lit faces eddy to a line;The dazed last minutes click; the clamour dies. Beyond the great-swung arc o’ the roof, divine, Night, smoky-scarv’d, with thousand coloured ...

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Failure by Rupert Brooke

Failure by Rupert Brooke

Because God put His adamantine fate Between my sullen heart and its desire,I swore that I would burst the Iron Gate, Rise up, and curse Him on His throne of fire.Earth shuddered ...

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Paralysis by Rupert Brooke

Paralysis by Rupert Brooke

For moveless limbs no pity I crave, That never were swift! Still all I prize,Laughter and thought and friends, I have; No fool to heave luxurious sighsFor the woods and hills ...

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Sleeping Out: Full Moon by Rupert Brooke

Sleeping Out: Full Moon by Rupert Brooke

They sleep within. . . .I cower to the earth, I waking, I only.High and cold thou dreamest, O queen, high-dreaming and lonely. We have slept too long, who can hardly winThe white ...

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Funeral Of Youth, The:  Threnody by Rupert Brooke

Funeral Of Youth, The: Threnody by Rupert Brooke

The day that YOUTH had died,There came to his grave-side,In decent mourning, from the country's ends,Those scatter'd friendsWho had lived the boon companions of his prime,And ...

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Jealousy by Rupert Brooke

Jealousy by Rupert Brooke

When I see you, who were so wise and cool,Gazing with silly sickness on that foolYou've given your love to, your adoring handsTouch his so intimately that each understands,I know, ...

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There’s Wisdom In Women by Rupert Brooke

There’s Wisdom In Women by Rupert Brooke

"Oh love is fair, and love is rare;" my dear one she said,"But love goes lightly over." I bowed her foolish head,And kissed her hair and laughed at her. Such a child was she;So ...

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Oh! Death Will Find Me, Long Before I Tire by Rupert Brooke

Oh! Death Will Find Me, Long Before I Tire by Rupert Brooke

Oh! Death will find me, long before I tire Of watching you; and swing me suddenly Into the shade and loneliness and mire Of the last land! There, waiting patiently, One day, ...

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Safety by Rupert Brooke

Safety by Rupert Brooke

Dear! of all happy in the hour, most blest He who has found our hid security, Assured in the dark tides of the world that rest, And heard our word, 'Who is so ...

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Dust by Rupert Brooke

Dust by Rupert Brooke

When the white flame in us is gone, And we that lost the world's delightStiffen in darkness, left alone To crumble in our separate night;When your swift hair is quiet in death, ...

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