by Rupert Brooke
The Soldier Man and the Natural World Quotes
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Her sights and sounds; dreams happy as her day;
And laughter, learnt of friends; and gentleness,
In hearts at peace, under an English heaven (12-14)
In death, the speaker is reunited with the natural world that "bore" and "shaped" him. In the "English heaven," he re-experiences England's "sights and sounds," which must in part refer to her natural features (rivers, hills, animals, and the like).