I found these beautiful words in my parents house in Dublin, Ireland. Who wrote these words?
Does anyone know who wrote this? Grantland Rice, Alumunus Football, Only the Brave and Other Poems (1941) seems to be credited a lot however, my old graphic letters version says Newbolt (would this be Cardinal Newbolt)? I’ll post the original Celtic letters version in ‘spread the moment’ section in a few days. Meanwhile, does anyone know, for sure, who wrote these words?
You can download this as a poster by clicking on it or print it out and post it onto a notice board, or a dressing room. The debate also continues elsewhere on this site as we occassionally post this verse to see if we get any different comments – see July 2009 and also in Jan 2010 . Please keep adding comments. Thank you.
Here is a different, yet beautiful, overlapping intriguing version of the poem – written in 1925 by JB Downie in Minneapolis, USA, kindly sent into us by Peggy Legrande.
This beautiful piece of art & poetry was framed and hung proudly in Peggy’s parent’s home. She is now passing this on to her own grandson. Long may it inspire him and his family to come. Thank you again Peggy – warm wishes to you and yours from London and Dublin.