Poems 1905-1908

Second Best

Day that I Have Loved

Sleeping Out: Full Moon

In Examination

Pine-Trees and the Sky: Evening


The Vision of the Archangels


On the Death of Smet-Smet, the Hippopotamus-Goddess

The Song of the Pilgrims

The Song of the Beasts


Ante Aram


The Call

The Wayfarers

The Beginning


Poems 1905-1908

These are the poems written by Rupert Brooke in his last year at Rugby, and his first two years at King's College Cambridge, before he moved to Grantchester.

They show the start of his development as a poet, advised by an older friend, St John Wells Lucas.