1914 and Other Poems

and Other Poems The poetry of one of World War I s great poets Includes some of Brooke s earlier poetry

  • Title: 1914 and Other Poems
  • Author: Rupert Brooke
  • ISBN: null
  • Page: 225
  • Format: Kindle Edition
  • The poetry of one of World War I s great poets Includes some of Brooke s earlier poetry.

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    1. I want to think about both my rating & review on this one!It's ANZAC Day tomorrow & my husband & I used to read poetry by Brooke, Wilfred Owen & Siegfried Sassoon on this day - don't know why we stopped. & maybe I should have gone for a collection of WW1 poems because it's hard to believe the beautiful & conflicted young manwho gave us The Soldier (If I should die, think only this of me) also wrote dreck like this (a fragment from The Great Lover) I have been so great a l [...]

    2. I've never really liked Rupert Brooke, though mostly in the past it was because of his war poems and he seems too proudly English for my tastes. I decided to give him another read, and found that actually aside from his war poems he was pretty competent as a poet. He's still not exactly a favourite poet of mine - but I now see his place. I can't help but notice his influence on Frost too, especially 'Retrospect', which ends:'Lay my head, and nothing said,In your hands, ungarlanded;And a long wat [...]

    3. This copy was found in November 2016 in Barter's Books, Northumberland. 70 years ago it had been given as a gift with the inscription: To JoanWith all loveRobbieNov. 1946Whilst wearing my poppy bracelet on my wrist, this book fell open to page 15 to this oh so familiar of poems: V. THE SOLDIERIf I should die, think only this of me: That there's some corner of a foreign fieldThat is forever England. There shall beIn that rich earth a richer dust concealed;A dust whom England bore, shaped, made aw [...]

    4. Brooke was one of the War Poets and one of many many men who lost their lives in the Great War. His poems are powerful and evocative and make one wonder how far his career would have gone if he hadn't died so young.

    5. Who could improve on Rupert Brooke? oh! and yetStands the church clock at ten to three? And is there honey still for tea?

    6. Mostly awful Georgian tosh, with weird departures for Hawaii and Tahiti that give new weight to the concept 'overwritten'. But the dead soldier sonnets are fine, and the paean for Grantchester is quite funny (intentionally) and there's a good poem about a fishes idea of heaven which I didn't know.

    7. I liked this book of poems. The poems in this book pondered the mysteries of life and death. The poetry was awesome. You can find the book at: gutenberg/files/33902/

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