Rupert Brooke described in his poem "The Great Lover" things that he had loved in his life. What do you love? This is a portion of Rupert Brooke's poem "The Great Lover." This is beautiful imagery in its greatest form. In my honor's classes, I use to have them write what they loved in their lives. It was hard for them to commit to anything other than their parents and siblings. So, I will make the commitment first. These I have loved: A night when the rain beats against the window panes; New fallen snow; The face of my newborn daughter; My first paycheck; Beautiful hands with old age spots; The laughter of my students when they are secure in themselves; There are many, many more...but these I have loved! From "The Great Lover" by Rupert Brooke These I have loved:White plates and cups, clean-gleaming,Ringed with blue lines; and feathery, faery dust;Wet roofs, beneath the lamp-light; the strong crustOf friendly bread; and many-tasting food;Rainbows; and the blue bitter smoke of wood;And radiant raindrops couching in cool flowers;And flowers themselves, that sway through sunny hours,Dreaming of moths that drink them under the moon;Then, the cool kindliness of sheets, that soonSmooth away trouble; and the rough male kissOf blankets; grainy wood; live hair that isShining and free; blue-massing clouds; the keenUnpassioned beauty of a great machine;Furs to touch;The good smell of old clothes; and other such The comfortable smell of friendly fingers,Hair's fragrance, and the musty reek that lingersAbout dead leaves and last year's ferns...Dear names,And thousand other throng to me!
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