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Brooke, Rupert    Poet's Biography
88 poems available by this author


1914: 1. PEACE    Poem Text    
First Line: Now god be thanked who has matched us with his hour
Last Line: And the worst friend and enemy is but death.
Variant Title(s): Peace
Subject(s): Soldiers; Soldiers' Writings; World War I; First World War


1914: 2. SAFETY    Poem Text    
First Line: Dear! Of all happy in the hour, most blest
Last Line: And if these poor limbs die, safest of all.
Subject(s): Freedom; Love; Soldiers; Soldiers' Writings; World War I; Liberty; First World War


1914: 3. THE DEAD    Poem Text    
First Line: Blow out, you bugles, over the rich dead!
Last Line: And we have come into our heritage.
Variant Title(s): Gifts Of The Dead
Subject(s): Freedom; Soldiers; Soldiers' Writings; World War I - Casualties; Liberty


1914: 4. THE DEAD    Poem Text    
First Line: These hearts were woven of human joys and cares
Last Line: A width, a shining peace, under the night.
Subject(s): Life Change Events; Soldiers; Soldiers' Writings; World War I - Casualties


1914: 5. THE SOLDIER    Poem Text    
First Line: If I should die, think only this of me
Last Line: In hearts at peace, under an english heaven.
Variant Title(s): The Soldier
Subject(s): Death; England; Environment; Fields; Flowers; Patriotism; Soldiers; Soldiers' Writings; World War I; Dead, The; English; Environmental Protection; Ecology; Conservation; Pastures; Meadows; Leas; First World War


A CHANNEL PASSAGE    Poem Text    
First Line: The damned ship lurched and slithered. Quiet and quick
Last Line: To choose 'twixt love and nausea, heart and belly.
Subject(s): English Channel; Sea; Soldiers' Writings; Ocean


A MEMORY    Poem Text    
First Line: Somewhile before the dawn I rose, and stept
Last Line: Waikiki, october 1913
Subject(s): Soldiers' Writings


ANTE ARAM    Poem Text    
First Line: Before thy shrine I kneel, an unknown worshipper
Last Line: Or the soft moan of any grey-eyed lute-player.
Subject(s): Soldiers' Writings


BEAUTY AND BEAUTY    Poem Text    
First Line: When beauty and beauty meet
Last Line: After -- after --
Subject(s): Beauty; Soldiers' Writings


BLUE EVENING    Poem Text    
First Line: My restless blood now lies a-quiver
Last Line: "and ""hush!"" she said, between the boughs."
Subject(s): Soldiers' Writings


CHORIAMBICS: 1    Poem Text    
First Line: Ah! Not now, when desire burns, and the wind calls, and the
Last Line: Bending over me, last light in the dark, once, as of old, your face.
Subject(s): Soldiers' Writings


CHORIAMBICS: 2    Poem Text    
First Line: Here the flame that was ash, shrine that was void, lost in the
Last Line: Shrine therein.
Subject(s): Soldiers' Writings


CLOUDS    Poem Text    
First Line: Down the blue night the unending columns press
Last Line: The pacific, october 1913
Subject(s): Life Change Events; Soldiers' Writings


DAWN    Poem Text    
First Line: Opposite me two germans sweat and snore
Last Line: Opposite me two germans sweat and snore.
Subject(s): Soldiers' Writings


DAY AND NIGHT    Poem Text    
First Line: Through my heart's palace thoughts unnumbered throng
Last Line: You, like a queen, pass out into the night.
Subject(s): Soldiers' Writings


DAY THAT I HAVE LOVED    Poem Text    
First Line: Tenderly, day that I have loved, I close your eyes
Last Line: Day that I loved, day that I loved, the night is here!
Subject(s): Soldiers' Writings


DEAD MEN'S LOVE    Poem Text    
First Line: There was a damned successful poet
Last Line: The emptiness of eyes.
Subject(s): Soldiers' Writings


DESERTION    Poem Text    
First Line: So light we were, so right we were, so fair faith shone
Last Line: Gay down the way, and on alo
Subject(s): Desertion, Military; Soldiers' Writings


DINING-ROOM TEA    Poem Text    
First Line: When you were there, and you, and you
Last Line: When you were there, and you, and you.
Subject(s): Food & Eating; Soldiers' Writings; Tea


DOUBTS    Poem Text    
First Line: When she sleeps, her soul, I know
Last Line: Why is fragrance in the hair?
Subject(s): Soldiers' Writings


DUST    Poem Text    
First Line: When the white flame in us is gone
Last Line: One moment, what it is to love.
Subject(s): Soldiers' Writings


FAILURE    Poem Text    
First Line: Because god put his adamantine fate
Last Line: And st+irred the heavy curtains on the walls.
Subject(s): Soldiers' Writings


FINDING    Poem Text    
First Line: From the candles and dumb shadows
Last Line: And a white dream of you.
Subject(s): Love; Soldiers' Writings


FLIGHT    Poem Text    
First Line: Voices out of the shade that cried
Last Line: And stroked my face. I fell asleep.
Subject(s): Soldiers' Writings


FRAGMENT    Poem Text    
First Line: I strayed about the deck, an hour, tonight
Last Line: To other ghosts - this one, or that, or I.
Subject(s): Soldiers' Writings; World War I; First World War


HAUNTINGS    Poem Text    
First Line: In the grey tumult of these after yearse
Last Line: The pacific, 1914
Subject(s): Soldiers' Writings


HE WONDERS WHETHER TO PRAISE OR TO BLAME HER    Poem Text    
First Line: I have peace to weigh your worth, now all is over
Last Line: For, foul or lovely, 'twas a fool that loved you.
Subject(s): Soldiers' Writings


HEAVEN    Poem Text    
First Line: Fish (fly-replete, in depth of june
Last Line: There shall be no more land, say fish.
Subject(s): Fish & Fishing; Soldiers' Writings; South Sea Islands; Anglers


HOME    Poem Text    
First Line: I came back late and tired last night
Last Line: All night I could not sleep.
Subject(s): Home; Soldiers' Writings


IN EXAMINATION    Poem Text    
First Line: Lo! From quiet skies
Last Line: Still scribbling, blear-eyed and stolid immortals.
Subject(s): Soldiers' Writings


IN FREIBURG STATION    Poem Text    
First Line: In freiburg station, waiting for a train
Last Line: I saw a bishop with puce gloves go by.
Subject(s): Clergy; Gloves; Railroad Stations; Soldiers' Writings; Travel; Priests; Rabbis; Ministers; Bishops; Mittens; Muffs; Journeys; Trips


JEALOUSY    Poem Text    
First Line: When I see you, who were so wise and cool
Last Line: -- oh, when that time comes, you'll be dirty too!
Subject(s): Jealousy; Soldiers' Writings


KINDLINESS    Poem Text    
First Line: When love has changed to kindliness
Last Line: And love has changed to kindliness.
Subject(s): Soldiers' Writings


LIBIDO    Poem Text    
First Line: How should I know? The enormous wheels of will
Last Line: Quieter than a dead man on a bed.
Subject(s): Desire; Soldiers' Writings


LINES WRITTEN IN BELIEF THAT THE ANCIENT ROMAN FESTIVAL OF DEAD WAS CALLED AMBARVALIA    Poem Text    
First Line: Swings the way still by hollow and hill


LOVE    Poem Text    
First Line: Love is a breach in the walls, a broken gate
Last Line: All this is love; and all love is but this.
Subject(s): Soldiers' Writings


MARY AND GABRIEL    Poem Text    
First Line: Young mary, loitering once her garden way
Last Line: The air was colder, and grey. She stood alone.
Subject(s): Bible; Mary. Mother Of Jesus; Religion; Soldiers' Writings; Women In The Bible; Virgin Mary; Theology


MENELAUS AND HELEN    Poem Text    
First Line: Hot through troy's ruin menelaus broke
Last Line: And paris slept on by scamander side.
Subject(s): Love - Marital; Marriage; Soldiers' Writings; Trojan War; World War I; Wedded Love; Marriage - Love; Weddings; Husbands; Wives; First World War


MUMMIA    Poem Text    
First Line: As those of old drank mummia
Last Line: Love, that our love be this!
Subject(s): Soldiers' Writings


MUTABILITY    Poem Text    
First Line: They say there's a high windless world and strange
Last Line: South kensington -- makaweli, 1913
Subject(s): Soldiers' Writings


ON THE DEATH OF SMET-SMET, THE HIPPOTAMUS-GODDESS    Poem Text    
First Line: She was wrinkled and huge and hideous? She was our mother
Last Line: Now god is dying?
Subject(s): Soldiers' Writings


ONE DAY    Poem Text    
First Line: Today I have been happy. All the day
Last Line: Plays hourned to a little bitter mould.
Subject(s): Soldiers' Writings


PARALYSIS    Poem Text    
First Line: For moveless limbs no pity I crave
Last Line: To you alone with your hills and heaven.
Subject(s): Soldiers' Writings


PINE-TREES AND THE SKY: EVENING    Poem Text    
First Line: I'd watched the sorrow of the evening sky
Last Line: Being glad of you, o pine-trees and the sky!
Subject(s): Environment; Soldiers' Writings; Trees; Environmental Protection; Ecology; Conservation


RETROSPECT    Poem Text    
First Line: In your arms was still delight
Last Line: Mataiea, january 1914
Subject(s): Soldiers' Writings; South Sea Islands


SEASIDE    Poem Text    
First Line: Swiftly out from the friendly lilt of the band
Last Line: And dies between the seawemple)
Subject(s): Soldiers' Writings


SECOND BEST    Poem Text    
First Line: Here in the dark, o heart
Last Line: O heart, in the great dawn!
Subject(s): Religion; Soldiers' Writings; Theology


SLEEPING OUT: FULL MOON    Poem Text    
First Line: They sleep within
Last Line: Of light.
Subject(s): Soldiers' Writings


SONG    Poem Text    
First Line: Oh love,' they said, 'is king of kings'
Last Line: Love would be merely you.
Subject(s): Love; Soldiers' Writings


SONG    Poem Text    
First Line: All suddenly the wind comes soft
Last Line: And my heart puts forth its pain.
Subject(s): Love; Soldiers' Writings


SONNET    Poem Text    
First Line: I said I splendidly loved you; it's not true
Last Line: And do not love at all. Of these am I.
Subject(s): Soldiers' Writings


SONNET    Poem Text    
First Line: Oh! Death will find me
Last Line: Amusedly, among the ancient dead.
Subject(s): Soldiers' Writings


SONNET    Poem Text    
First Line: Oh! Death will find me
Last Line: Amusedly, among the ancient dead.
Subject(s): Soldiers' Writings


SONNET REVERSED    Poem Text    
First Line: Hand trembling towards hand; the amazing lights
Last Line: And henry, a stock-broker, doing well.
Subject(s): Soldiers' Writings; Sonnet (As Literary Form)


SONNET; SUGGESTED BY SOME OF THE PROCEEDINGS OF SOCIETY PHYSICAL RESEARCH    Poem Text    
First Line: Not with vain tears, when we're beyond the sun


SUCCESS    Poem Text    
First Line: I think if you had loved me when I wanted
Last Line: And I'm alone; and you have not awoken.
Subject(s): Soldiers' Writings


THE BEGINNING    Poem Text    
First Line: Some day I shall rise and leave my friends
Last Line: -- and my heart is sick with memories.
Subject(s): Soldiers' Writings


THE BUSY HEART    Poem Text    
First Line: Now that we've done our best and worst, and parted
Last Line: I have need to busy my heart with quietude.
Subject(s): Soldiers' Writings


THE CALL    Poem Text    
First Line: Out of the nothingness of sleep
Last Line: The dust of the dead gods, alone.
Subject(s): Soldiers' Writings


THE CHARM    Poem Text    
First Line: In darkness the loud sea makes moan
Last Line: And holiness upon the deep.
Subject(s): Soldiers' Writings


THE CHILTERNS    Poem Text    
First Line: Your hands, my dear, adorable
Last Line: And I daresay she will do.
Subject(s): Soldiers' Writings


THE FISH    Poem Text    
First Line: In a cool curving world he lies
Last Line: And the dark tide are one with him.
Subject(s): Fish & Fishing; Sea; Soldiers' Writings; Anglers; Ocean


THE FUNERAL OF YOUTH: THRENODY    Poem Text    
First Line: The day that youth had died
Last Line: All, except only love. Love had died long ago.
Subject(s): Soldiers' Writings


THE GODDESS IN THE WOOD    Poem Text    
First Line: In a flowered dell the lady venus stood
Last Line: And the immortal eyes to look on death.
Subject(s): Soldiers' Writings


THE GREAT LOVER    Poem Text    
First Line: I have been so great a lover: filled my days
Last Line: "praise you, ""all these were lovely""; say, ""he loved."
Subject(s): Love; Soldiers' Writings; War


THE HILL    Poem Text    
First Line: Breathless, we flung us on the windy hill
Last Line: -- and then you suddenly cried, and turned away.
Subject(s): Desire; Love; Soldiers' Writings


THE JOLLY COMPANY    Poem Text    
First Line: The stars, a jolly company
Last Line: Star to faint star, across the sky.
Subject(s): Soldiers' Writings


THE LIFE BEYOND    Poem Text    
First Line: He wakes, who never thought to wake again
Last Line: It's dead. Alone, most strangely, I live on.
Subject(s): Soldiers' Writings


THE LITTLE DOG'S DAY    Poem Text    
First Line: All in the town were still asleep
Subject(s): Dogs; Death - Animals; Soldiers' Writings


THE NIGHT JOURNEY    Poem Text    
First Line: Hands and lit faces eddy to a line
Last Line: The lamps fade; and the stars. We are alone.
Subject(s): Soldiers' Writings


THE OLD VICARAGE, GRANTCHESTER    Poem Text    
First Line: Just now the lilac is in bloom
Last Line: And is there honey still for tea?
Subject(s): England; Grantchester, England; Soldiers' Writings; English


THE ONE BEFORE THE LAST    Poem Text    
First Line: I dreamt I was in love again
Last Line: You ever hurt abit!
Subject(s): Soldiers' Writings


THE SONG OF THE BEASTS    Poem Text    
First Line: Come away! Come away
Last Line: To the black unresting plains of the calling sea.
Subject(s): Animals; Soldiers' Writings


THE SONG OF THE PILGRIMS    Poem Text    
First Line: What light of unremembered skies
Last Line: Among the forests of the night.
Subject(s): Soldiers' Writings


THE TREASURE    Poem Text    
First Line: When colour goes home into the eyes
Last Line: When children sleep, ere night.
Subject(s): Soldiers' Writings


THE TRUE BEATITUDE    Poem Text    
First Line: They say, when the great prompter's hand shall ring
Subject(s): God; Peace


THE VISION OF THE ARCHANGELS    Poem Text    
First Line: Slowly up silent peaks, the white edge of the world
Last Line: With sorrowful quiet faces downward to the plain.
Subject(s): Soldiers' Writings


THE VOICE    Poem Text    
First Line: Safe in the magic of my woods
Last Line: By god! I wish -- I wish that you were dead!
Subject(s): Soldiers' Writings


THE WAY THAT LOVERS USE    Poem Text    
First Line: The way that lovers use is this
Last Line: -- so lovers say.
Subject(s): Soldiers' Writings


THE WAYFARERS    Poem Text    
First Line: Is it the hour? We leave this resting-place
Last Line: Into the waste we know not, into the night?
Subject(s): Soldiers' Writings


THERE'S WISDOM IN WOMEN    Poem Text    
First Line: Oh love is fair, and love is rare'; my dear one she said
Last Line: Have cried on love so bitterly, with so true a tongue?
Subject(s): Women; Soldiers' Writings


THOUGHTS ON THE SHAPE OF THE HUMAN BODY    Poem Text    
First Line: How can we find? How can we rest? How can
Last Line: Patiently ever, through the eternal night!
Subject(s): Soldiers' Writings


TIARE TAHITI    Poem Text    
First Line: Mamua, when our laughter ends
Last Line: Papeete, february 1914
Subject(s): Soldiers' Writings; Tahiti


TOWN AND COUNTRY    Poem Text    
First Line: Here, where love's stuff is body, arm and side
Last Line: And dumb and mad and eyeless like the sky.
Subject(s): Soldiers' Writings


UNFORTUNATE    Poem Text    
First Line: Heart, you are restless as a paper scrap
Last Line: Kinder than god. But, heart, she will not care.
Subject(s): Soldiers' Writings


VICTORY    Poem Text    
First Line: All night the ways of heaven were desolate
Last Line: Thundered the black battalions of the gods.
Subject(s): Soldiers' Writings


WAGNER    Poem Text    
First Line: Creeps in half wanton, half asleep
Last Line: His pendulous stomach hangs a-shaking.
Subject(s): Composers; Soldiers' Writings; Wagner, Richard (1813-1883)


WAIKIKI    Poem Text    
First Line: Warm perfumes like a breath from vine and tree
Last Line: Waikiki, 1913
Subject(s): Hawaii; Soldiers' Writings