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1914 & other Poems

By the same Author
POEMS
(Sidgwick & Jackson Ltd.)

First edition, 1911
Reprinted 1913
May 1915 (twice)

1914 & other Poems

By Rupert Brooke


London: Sidgwick & Jackson, Limited
3 Adam Street, Adelphi, W.C. 1915

First Edition, May 1915
Second and Third Impressions, June 1915
Fourth, Fifth and Sixth Impressions, July 1915
Seventh Impression, August 1915
Eighth Impression, September 1915
Ninth Impression, October 1915
Tenth Impression, November 1915
Copyright 1915 by Sidgwick & Jackson Ltd.
All rights reserved


PRINTED AT THE COMPLETE PRESS
WEST NORWOOD
LONDON

RUPERT BROOKE
Born at Rugby, August 3, 1887
Fellow of King's, 1913
Sub-Lieutenant, R.N.V.R., September 1914
Antwerp Expedition, October 1914
Sailed with British Mediterranean Expeditionary Force, February 28, 1915
Died in the Ægean, April 23, 1915

These poems have appeared in New Numbers, the old Poetry Review, Poetry and Drama, Rhythm, The Blue Review, The New Statesman, The Pall Mall Magazine, and Basileon. Acknowledgements are due to the Editors who have allowed them to be reprinted.

The Author had thought of publishing a volume of poems this spring, but he did not prepare the present book for publication.

May 1915
 

CONTENTS

1914 PAGE
I. Peace 11
II. Safety 12
III. The Dead 13
IV. The Dead 14
V. The Soldier 15
The Treasure 16


THE SOUTH SEAS

 
Tiare Tahiti 19
Retrospect 22
The Great Lover 24
Heaven 27
Doubts 29
There's Wisdom in Women 30
He wonders whether to praise or to blame her 31
A Memory 32
One Day 33
Waikiki 34
Hauntings 35
Sonnet (Suggested by some of the Proceedings of the Society for Psychical Research) 36
Clouds 37
Mutability 38


OTHER POEMS

 
The Busy Heart 41
Love 42
Unfortunate 43
The Chilterns 44
Home 46
The Night Journey 47
Song 49
Beauty and Beauty 50
The Way that Lovers Use 51
Mary and Gabriel 52
The Funeral of Youth 55


GRANTCHESTER

 
The Old Vicarage, Grantchester 59