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A Love Letter: Rupert Brooke

Posted on: 1 December 2006

October 2, 1911I have a thousand images of you in an hour; all different and all coming back to the same… And we love. And we’ve got the most amazing secrets and understandings. Noel, whom I love, who is so beautiful and wonderful. I think of you eating omelette on the ground. I think of you once against a sky line: and on the hill that Sunday morning.


And that night was wonderfullest of all. The light and the shadow and quietness and the rain and the wood. And you. You are so beautiful and wonderful that I daren’t write to you…


And kinder than God.Your arms and lips and hair and shoulders and voice – you.
Rupert Brooke was an English poet. He wrote this love letter to Noel Olivier, his fiancee. Their love was complicated by the fact he felt great affection for Katherine Cox, one of his fellows from the Fabian Society. He was killed in World War One. (1887-1915)

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4 Responses to "A Love Letter: Rupert Brooke"

Poignant, beautiful

As Val said, just like our lovely Valentino.

What can I say?

One of the late 18th /early 19th century poets that happen to be my favourites

As Val said – so poignant and beautiful

I really do know my centuries , honest!!

I meant to write late 19th , early 20th century.

I can only blame the mind wandering on the pictures!!

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