Rupert Brooke’s foreshadowed grave

The grave of poet Rupert Brooke on Skyros Island in Greece.
If I should die, think only this of me:
that there’s some corner of a foreign field
that is forever England…

 
Rupert Brooke wrote these words in 1914 and embarked thereafter on the British expedition to invade Turkey at Gallipoli. “Well if Armageddon’s on, I suppose one should be there.” Just days after receiving a telegram of this poem’s acclaimed reception, he contracted blood-poisoning and died. They give the 27-yr-old poet a hasty night time burial and the day after his mates met their ill fates on the Turkish shores. Rupert Brooke rests in an olive grove on the Greek Isle of Skyros where his grave is still visited today, re: rupertbrookeonskyros.com. Survivors returning to England called it Rupert’s Island.

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2 Responses to Rupert Brooke’s foreshadowed grave

  1. Avatar The 13th says:

    Actor Stephen Baldwin is speaking for the Apocalypse?!?

    (http://www.alternet.org/waroniraq/59161/)

    Here’s a great example of his intellect and Christian message:

    Stephen Baldwin: “I thought “BioDome” was pretty cool.”

    Dialogue (by Baldwin) from the movie: “When we’re not saving the environment, we’re thinkin’ of you, naked, thigh deep in tofu.”

    Baldwin also had this to say (to U2 humanitarian Bono) on global poverty relief. “You would do far more good if you just preached the gospel of Jesus.”

    Yeah, Baldwin’s a hired messenger alright, emphasis on “mess.”

    Sit down Stephie, your pretty face belongs in a bird cage, not a war.

    a line from his last

  2. Avatar jonah says:

    I prefer “And the band played Waltzing Matilda” as a more truly patriotic poetic exercise.

    “Oh, yes, we should be all gung-ho Jingo God-and-King about any war anywhere”.

    Sick, ain’t it?

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