Rebel Verses

Bernard GILBERT (1882 - 1927)

Mr. Bernard Gilbert is one of the discoveries of the War. For years, it seems, he has been writing poetry, but it is only recently that an inapprehensive country has awakened to the fact. Now he is taking his rightful place among our foremost singers. What William Barnes was to Dorset, what T. E. Brown was to the Manx people—this is Mr. Gilbert to the folk of his native county of Lincoln. He has interpreted their lives, their sorrows, their aspirations, with a surprising fidelity. Mr. Gilbert never loses his grip upon realities. One feels that he knows the men of whom he writes in their most intimate moods; knows, too, their defects, which he does not shrink from recording. There is little of the dreamy idealism of the South in the peasant people of Lincolnshire. The outwardly respectable chapel-goer who asks himself, in a moment of introspection
But why not have a good time here?
Why should the Devil have all the beer?
is true to type. But he has, too, his softer moods. Fidelity in friendship, courage, resource and perseverance—these are typical of the men of the Fens. - Summary by The New Witness, 1918

Genre(s): Poetry

Language: English

Section Chapter Reader Time
Play 01 The Rebel Jason in Panama
00:01:13
Play 02 Song of Revolt Bruce Kachuk
00:01:55
Play 03 There aint no God Glennie Junkin
00:01:05
Play 04 The Night is Dark Bruce Kachuk
00:05:46
Play 05 Return Bruce Kachuk
00:01:31
Play 06 Nietzsche Jason in Panama
00:02:08
Play 07 Sacrament Eva Davis
00:01:51
Play 08 Fightin' Tomlinson Crln Yldz Ksr
00:02:59
Play 09 The Labourer's Hymn Eva Davis
00:02:03
Play 10 Oliver Cromwell Eva Davis
00:04:15
Play 11 Anywhere but Here phxtopdog
00:01:10
Play 12 East Wind phxtopdog
00:02:56
Play 13 Peter Wray phxtopdog
00:02:10
Play 14 Oh Fools Larry Wilson
00:01:44
Play 15 Elfin Dancer phxtopdog
00:02:48
Play 16 A. G. Webster Bruce Kachuk
00:01:05
Play 17 Oh to be Home Jude
00:02:03
Play 18 Give Soldiers a Vote Jude
00:01:12
Play 19 Alone Larry Wilson
00:02:52
Play 20 Flesh of our Flesh Larry Wilson
00:01:07
Play 21 This Town is Hell phxtopdog
00:02:10
Play 22 Timberland Bells phxtopdog
00:01:08
Play 23 Dame Peach phxtopdog
00:02:04
Play 24 Friends Jude
00:01:51
Play 25 Charing Cross Jude
00:01:19
Play 26 Love not too Much Crln Yldz Ksr
00:01:31
Play 27 Machiavelli Jason in Panama
00:01:43
Play 28 Remorse Larry Wilson
00:00:44
Play 29 The Mandrake's Horrid Scream Crln Yldz Ksr
00:03:58
Play 30 One Day Larry Wilson
00:01:07
Play 31 No Wife Glennie Junkin
00:04:43
Play 32 To an Old Friend Eva Davis
00:02:12
Play 33 Is it Finished Larry Wilson
00:01:13
Play 34 Oh Lincoln, City of my Dreams Bruce Kachuk
00:01:18
Play 35 The Fool Kalynda
00:04:08