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on 24 April 2013
I have loved Rupert Brook's poems (esp The Great Lover) ever since I was introduced to them in my teens by very wise adult friend. They seem to have a wistfulness to them which captures much of the English character, and a nostalgia for things "english" which are long since past. They can evoke a mood of calm and gratitude for all that is non-material and yet precious in life.
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on 31 May 2016
I really enjoyed reading this book. I found the parts at the end relating to America and Canada (not poems but observations) an eye opener. How someone like Brooke perceived these country's at that time was amazing.
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on 16 August 2015
Pity he died so young, he was a very good poet.
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on 25 March 2014
this is one to go for. I did not have a lot of his work, as I have always preferred the Metaphysical poets. Very different for me.
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on 14 August 2014
book is a bit haphazard, but the poems in the book are great.
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