Love By Rupert Brooke

Love Love is a breach in the walls, a broken gate, Where that comes in that shall not go again; Love sells the proud heart’s…

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Mary And Gabriel By Rupert Brooke

Mary And Gabriel Young Mary, loitering once her garden way, Felt a warm splendour grow in the April day, As wine that blushes water through….

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Menelaus And Helen By Rupert Brooke

Menelaus And Helen I Hot through Troy’s ruin Menelaus broke To Priam’s palace, sword in hand, to sate On that adulterous whore a ten years’…

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Mummia By Rupert Brooke

Mummia As those of old drank mummia To fire their limbs of lead, Making dead kings from Africa Stand pandar to their bed; Drunk on…

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Old Vicarage, The – Grantchester By Rupert Brooke

Old Vicarage, The – Grantchester (Cafe des Westens, Berlin, May 1912) Just now the lilac is in bloom, All before my little room; And in…

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Mutability By Rupert Brooke

Mutability They say there’s a high windless world and strange, Out of the wash of days and temporal tide, Where Faith and Good, Wisdom and…

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Night Journey, The By Rupert Brooke

Night Journey, The Hands and lit faces eddy to a line; The dazed last minutes click; the clamour dies. Beyond the great-swung arc o’ the…

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Now, God Be Thanked Who Has Matched Us With His Hour By Rupert Brooke

Now, God Be Thanked Who Has Matched Us With His Hour Now, God be thanked Who has matched us with His hour, And caught our…

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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 Oh! Death will find me, long before I tire Of watching you; and swing me suddenly…

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On The Death Of Smet-Smet, The Hippopotamus- Goddess By Rupert Brooke

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…

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Paralysis By Rupert Brooke

Paralysis For moveless limbs no pity I crave, That never were swift! Still all I prize, Laughter and thought and friends, I have; No fool…

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Peace By Rupert Brooke

Peace Now, God be thanked Who has watched us with His hour, And caught our youth, and wakened us from sleeping, With hand made sure,…

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One Before The Last, The By Rupert Brooke

One Before The Last, The I dreamt I was in love again With the One Before the Last, And smiled to greet the pleasant pain…

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One Day By Rupert Brooke

One Day Today I have been happy. All the day I held the memory of you, and wove Its laughter with the dancing light o’…

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Pine-Trees And The Sky- Evening By Rupert Brooke

Pine-Trees And The Sky- Evening I’d watched the sorrow of the evening sky, And smelt the sea, and earth, and the warm clover, And heard…

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Retrospect By Rupert Brooke

Retrospect In your arms was still delight, Quiet as a street at night; And thoughts of you, I do remember, Were green leaves in a…

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Song Of The Pilgrims, The By Rupert Brooke

Song Of The Pilgrims, The (Halted around the fire by night, after moon-set, they sing this beneath the trees.) What light of unremembered skies Hast…

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Safety By Rupert Brooke

Safety Dear! of all happy in the hour, most blest He who has found our hid security, Assured in the dark tides of the world…

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Seaside By Rupert Brooke

Seaside 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…

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Sleeping Out- Full Moon By Rupert Brooke

Sleeping Out- Full Moon They sleep within. . . . I cower to the earth, I waking, I only. High and cold thou dreamest, O…

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Second Best By Rupert Brooke

Second Best Here in the dark, O heart; Alone with the enduring Earth, and Night, And Silence, and the warm strange smell of clover; Clear-visioned,…

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Song By Rupert Brooke

Song “Oh! Love,” they said, “is King of Kings, And Triumph is his crown. Earth fades in flame before his wings, And Sun and Moon…

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Sonnet – Oh! Death Will Find Me, Long Before I Tire By Rupert Brooke

Sonnet – Oh! Death Will Find Me, Long Before I Tire Oh! Death will find me, long before I tire Of watching you; and swing…

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Sonnet (Suggested By Some Of The Proceedings Of The Society For Psychical Research ) By Rupert Brooke

Sonnet (Suggested By Some Of The Proceedings Of The Society For Psychical Research ) Not with vain tears, when we’re beyond the sun, We’ll beat…

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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 I said I splendidly loved you; it’s not true. Such long swift tides stir not…

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Sonnet Reversed By Rupert Brooke

Sonnet Reversed Hand trembling towards hand; the amazing lights Of heart and eye. They stood on supreme heights. Ah, the delirious weeks of honeymoon! Soon…

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Sonnet By Rupert Brooke

Sonnet (Suggested by some of the Proceedings of the Society for Psychical Research) Not with vain tears, when we’re beyond the sun, We’ll beat on…

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Success By Rupert Brooke

Success 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…

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The Beginning By Rupert Brooke

The Beginning Some day I shall rise and leave my friends And seek you again through the world’s far ends, You whom I found so…

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The Busy Heart By Rupert Brooke

The Busy Heart Now that we’ve done our best and worst, and parted, I would fill my mind with thoughts that will not rend. (O…

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The Charm By Rupert Brooke

The Charm In darkness the loud sea makes moan; And earth is shaken, and all evils creep About her ways. Oh, now to know you…

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The Chilterns By Rupert Brooke

The Chilterns Your hands, my dear, adorable, Your lips of tenderness —Oh, I’ve loved you faithfully and well, Three years, or a bit less. It…

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The Dead By Rupert Brooke

The Dead Blow out, you bugles, over the rich Dead! There’s none of these so lonely and poor of old, But, dying, has made us…

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The Call By Rupert Brooke

The Call Out of the nothingness of sleep, The slow dreams of Eternity, There was a thunder on the deep: I came, because you called…

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The Funeral Of Youth- Threnody By Rupert Brooke

The Funeral Of Youth- Threnody The Day that Youth had died, There came to his grave-side, In decent mourning, from the country’s ends, Those scatter’d…

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The Dead- Iv By Rupert Brooke

The Dead- Iv These hearts were woven of human joys and cares, Washed marvellously with sorrow, swift to mirth. The years had given them kindness….

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The Fish By Rupert Brooke

The Fish In a cool curving world he lies And ripples with dark ecstasies. The kind luxurious lapse and steal Shapes all his universe to…

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The Goddess In The Wood By Rupert Brooke

The Goddess In The Wood In a flowered dell the Lady Venus stood, Amazed with sorrow. Down the morning one Far golden horn in the…

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The Great Lover By Rupert Brooke

The Great Lover I have been so great a lover: filled in days So proudly with the splendor of Love’s praise, The pain, the calm,…

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The Hill By Rupert Brooke

The Hill Breathless, we flung us on the windy hill, Laughed in the sun, and kissed the lovely grass. You said, “Through glory and ecstasy…

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The Jolly Company By Rupert Brooke

The Jolly Company The stars, a jolly company, I envied, straying late and lonely; And cried upon their revelry: “O white companionship! You only In…

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The One Before The Last By Rupert Brooke

The One Before The Last I dreamt I was in love again With the One Before the Last, And smiled to greet the pleasant pain…

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The Life Beyond By Rupert Brooke

The Life Beyond He wakes, who never thought to wake again, Who held the end was Death. He opens eyes Slowly, to one long livid…

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The Little Dog’s Day By Rupert Brooke

The Little Dog’s Day All in the town were still asleep, When the sun came up with a shout and a leap. In the lonely…

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The Night Journey By Rupert Brooke

The Night Journey Hands and lit faces eddy to a line; The dazed last minutes click; the clamour dies. Beyond the great-swung arc o’ the…

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The Old Vicarage, Grantchester By Rupert Brooke

The Old Vicarage, Grantchester Just now the lilac is in bloom, All before my little room; And in my flower-beds, I think, Smile the carnation…

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The Song Of The Pilgrims By Rupert Brooke

The Song Of The Pilgrims (Halted around the fire by night, after moon-set, they sing this beneath the trees.) What light of unremembered skies Hast…

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The Vision Of The Archangels By Rupert Brooke

The Vision Of The Archangels Slowly up silent peaks, the white edge of the world, Trod four archangels, clear against the unheeding sky, Bearing, with…

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The Song Of The Beasts By Rupert Brooke

The Song Of The Beasts (Sung, on one night, in the cities, in the darkness.) Come away! Come away! Ye are sober and dull through…

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The Treasure By Rupert Brooke

The Treasure When colour goes home into the eyes, And lights that shine are shut again With dancing girls and sweet birds’ cries Behind the…

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The Voice By Rupert Brooke

The Voice Safe in the magic of my woods I lay, and watched the dying light. Faint in the pale high solitudes, And washed with…

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The Way That Lovers Use By Rupert Brooke

The Way That Lovers Use The Way that lovers use is this; They bow, catch hands, with never a word, And their lips meet, and…

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The Wayfarers By Rupert Brooke

The Wayfarers Is it the hour? We leave this resting-place Made fair by one another for a while. Now, for a god-speed, one last mad…

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There’s Wisdom In Women By Rupert Brooke

There’s Wisdom In Women “Oh love is fair, and love is rare;” my dear one she said, “But love goes lightly over.” I bowed her…

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Thoughts On The Shape Of The Human Body By Rupert Brooke

Thoughts On The Shape Of The Human Body How can we find? how can we rest? how can We, being gods, win joy, or peace,…

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Tiare Tahiti By Rupert Brooke

Tiare Tahiti Mamua, when our laughter ends, And hearts and bodies, brown as white, Are dust about the doors of friends, Or scent ablowing down…

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Town And Country By Rupert Brooke

Town And Country Here, where love’s stuff is body, arm and side Are stabbing-sweet ‘gainst chair and lamp and wall. In every touch more intimate…

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Treasure, The By Rupert Brooke

Treasure, The When colour goes home into the eyes, And lights that shine are shut again With dancing girls and sweet birds’ cries Behind the…

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Unfortunate By Rupert Brooke

Unfortunate Heart, you are restless as a paper scrap That’s tossed down dusty pavements by the wind; Saying, “She is most wise, patient and kind….

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Victory By Rupert Brooke

Victory All night the ways of Heaven were desolate, Long roads across a gleaming empty sky. Outcast and doomed and driven, you and I, Alone,…

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