Cardiff Theosophical Society

206 Newport Road,

Cardiff, Wales, UK, CF24 1DL


IV. The Dead


Rupert Brooke


Read at the White Poppy Meditation for World Peace

Armistice Day, Sunday November 11th 2007


This was a Theosophical Order of Service event



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Rupert Chawner Brooke

August 3, 1887 – April 23, 1915


IV. The Dead

These hearts were woven of human joys and cares,
Washed marvellously with sorrow, swift to mirth.
The years had given them kindness. Dawn was theirs,
And sunset, and the colours of the earth.
These had seen movement, and heard music; known
Slumber and waking; loved; gone proudly friended;
Felt the quick stir of wonder; sat alone;
Touched flowers and furs and cheeks. All this is ended.

There are waters blown by changing winds to laughter
And lit by the rich skies, all day. And after,
Frost, with a gesture, stays the waves that dance
And wandering loveliness. He leaves a white
Unbroken glory, a gathered radiance,
A width, a shining peace, under the night.



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