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(1887-1915 / Warwickshire / England)

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1914 V: The Soldier

If I should die, think only this of me:
That there's some corner of a foreign field
That is for ever England. There shall be
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  • Stephen W (4/12/2014 7:22:00 PM)

    Not as good as the previous one, The Dead II. Though beautifully written, it is somewhat vain and affected. It wasn't an English war, anyway.

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  • Queeny Gona (9/21/2013 12:43:00 AM)

    In hearts at peace, under an English Heaven!

  • Krishnakumar Chandrasekar Nair (9/20/2013 10:14:00 AM)

    And this we now think of you
    Living ages away from your time
    That this poem has no substitute
    And in minds will forever chime

    Krishi Nair

  • Muzaffer Akin (9/20/2013 7:09:00 AM)

    Congratulations.I like it so much.

  • Wilson Hay Kinley (4/6/2013 2:26:00 PM)

    a big fat 10 for this!
    the line
    There shall be
    In that rich earth a richer dust concealed
    gets me ever time: D [3

  • Sangnam Nam (11/8/2012 5:46:00 PM)

    Under English heaven wherever he was.....good job, Rupert!

  • Kevin Straw (9/20/2012 9:21:00 AM)

    The idea that a dead soldier: Gives somewhere back the thoughts by England given... is a bit fanciful to say the least. From my experience of military life I should prefer if most of the soldiers I met kept their thoughts to themselves! A famous poem, but its sentimentality has not worn well seen through the carnage that followed. And Brooke's privileged life was by no means the life that most men and women had whom England bore. I do not think they would have written like this.

  • Stevie Taite (9/20/2012 9:20:00 AM)

    Let's remember the soldier before the atrosity of war took away his inocence and his life!

  • Udiah Witness to YAH (9/20/2012 5:49:00 AM)

    This poem by Brooke unveils the mindset of the soldier sent to war in Europe. This was hoped to be the war to end all wars, but unfortunately we now know much better. He knew tyranny had to be defeated so all might enjoy the heaven he had experienced as a young child in England. We continue to fight today for many of the same reasons. Mankind perhaps will never overcome his fleshly urges of power, greed, lust, and other evils, so wars shall continue until all can learn to live peacefully and settle their differences in a rational manner. And until we learn to protect individual rights, by allowing the people to have democratic republics instead of mob democracies, atrocities en masse will continue.

  • Udiah Witness to YAH (9/20/2012 5:47:00 AM)

    This poem by Brooke unveils the mindset of the soldier sent to war in Europe. This was hoped to be the war to end all wars, but unfortunately we now know much better. He knew tyranny had to be defeated so all might enjoy the heaven he had experienced as a young child in England. We continue to fight today for many of the same reasons. Mankind perhaps will never overcome his fleshly urges of power, greed, lust, and other types of evil, so wars shall continue until all can learn to live peacefully and settle their differences in a rational manner. And until we learn to protect individual rights, by allowing the people to have democratic republics instead of mob democracies, atrocities en masse will continue.

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