LibriVox volunteers bring you 20 recordings of The Soldier by Rupert Brooke. This poem was written, as the concluding part of a series of sonnets, on the outbreak of the First World War in 1914. Brooke, himself, died the following year on his way to a battle at Gallipoli.
This was the Weekly Poetry project for November 8th, 2009.
Genre(s): Poetry, Multi-version (Weekly and Fortnightly poetry)