Robert Nichols

(1893 - 1944 / England)

Robert Nichols Poems

1. The Sprig Of Lime 4/14/2010
2. To 4/14/2010
3. Three Songs Of The Enigma 4/14/2010
4. The Tower 4/14/2010
5. The Stranger 4/14/2010
6. Address To The Sunset 4/14/2010
7. At The Wars 4/14/2010
8. Battery Moving Up To A New Position From Rest Camp:Dawn 4/14/2010
9. Evenstar 4/14/2010
10. I Must Remember Now 4/14/2010
11. Night Rhapsody 4/14/2010
12. November 4/14/2010
13. The Philosopher's Oration: A Faun's Holiday 4/14/2010
14. The Flower Of Flame 4/14/2010
15. The Naiads' Music: From A Faun's Holiday 4/14/2010
16. The Pilgrim 4/14/2010
17. Pæan 4/14/2010
18. Seventeen 4/14/2010
19. The Prophetic Bard's Oration: From A Faun's Holiday 4/14/2010
20. The Nocturne: Address To The Sunset 4/14/2010
21. The Approach 4/14/2010
22. The Day's March 4/14/2010
23. O Nightingale My Heart 4/14/2010
24. Nearer 4/14/2010
25. Farewell 4/14/2010
26. The Last Salute 4/14/2010
27. The Assault 4/14/2010
28. Battle 4/14/2010
29. Comrades An Episode 4/14/2010
30. Fulfilment 1/1/2004
Best Poem of Robert Nichols

Fulfilment

Was there love once? I have forgotten her.
Was there grief once? Grief yet is mine.
Other loves I have, men rough, but men who stir
More grief, more joy, than love of thee and thine.

Faces cheerful, full of whimsical mirth,
Lined by the wind, burned by the sun;
Bodies enraptured by the abounding earth,
As whose children we are brethern: one.

And any moment may descend hot death
To shatter limbs! Pulp, tear, blast
Belovèd soldiers who love rough life and breath
Not less for dying faithful to the last.

O the fading eyes, the grimed face ...

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Battle

1.
Noon

It is midday; the deep trench glares….
A buzz and blaze of flies….
The hot wind puffs the giddy airs….
The great sun rakes the skies.

No sound in all the stagnant trench

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