Rupert Brooke

Aug 3, 1887 - Apr 23, 1915


Beauty And Beauty

by Rupert Brooke

When Beauty and Beauty meet
All naked, fair to fair,
The earth is crying-sweet,
And scattering-bright the air,
Eddying, dizzying, closing round,
With soft and drunken laughter;
Veiling all that may befall
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Where Beauty and Beauty met,
Earth's still a-tremble there,
And winds are scented yet,
And memory-soft the air,
Bosoming, folding glints of light,
And shreds of shadowy laughter;
Not the tears that fill the years
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The Collected Poems of Rupert Brooke
Copyright 1919
London: Sidgwick & Jackson, Ltd.
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