David Herbert Lawrence
Bei Hennef by David Herbert Lawrence

Bei Hennef by David Herbert Lawrence

The little river twittering in the twilght, The wan, wandering look of the pale sky. This is almost bliss.And everything shut up and gone to sleep, All the troubles and ...

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A Passing Bell by David Herbert Lawrence

A Passing Bell by David Herbert Lawrence

Mournfully to and fro, to and fro the trees are waving; What did you say, my dear?The rain-bruised leaves are suddenly shaken, as a childAsleep still shakes in the clutch of a ...

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A Love Song by David Herbert Lawrence

A Love Song by David Herbert Lawrence

Reject me not if I should say to youI do forget the sounding of your voice, I do forget your eyes that searching through The mists perceive our marriage, and rejoice. Yet, ...

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A Baby Asleep After Pain by David Herbert Lawrence

A Baby Asleep After Pain by David Herbert Lawrence

As a drenched, drowned bee Hangs numb and heavy from a bending flower, So clings to me My baby, her brown hair brushed with wet tears And laid against her cheek;Her soft ...

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Snake by David Herbert Lawrence

Snake by David Herbert Lawrence

A snake came to my water-troughOn a hot, hot day, and I in pyjamas for the heat, To drink there.In the deep, strange-scented shade of the great dark carob-treeI came down the ...

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A Winter’s Tale by David Herbert Lawrence

A Winter’s Tale by David Herbert Lawrence

Yesterday the fields were only grey with scattered snow, And now the longest grass-leaves hardly emerge; Yet her deep footsteps mark the snow, and go On towards the pines at ...

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Lies About Love by David Herbert Lawrence

Lies About Love by David Herbert Lawrence

We are a liars, becausethe truth of yesterday becomes a lie tomorrow,whereas letters are fixed,and we live by the letter of truth.The love I feel for my friend, this year,is ...

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New Year’s Eve by David Herbert Lawrence

New Year’s Eve by David Herbert Lawrence

There are only two things now,The great black night scooped outAnd this fireglow.This fireglow, the core,And we the two ripe pipsThat are held in store.Listen, the darkness ...

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At The Window by David Herbert Lawrence

At The Window by David Herbert Lawrence

The pine-trees bend to listen to the autumn wind as it mutters Something which sets the black poplars ashake with hysterical laughter; While slowly the house of day is closing ...

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Thought by David Herbert Lawrence

Thought by David Herbert Lawrence

Thought, I love thought.But not the juggling and twisting of already existent ideasI despise that self-important game.Thought is the welling up of unknown life into ...

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Beautiful Old Age by David Herbert Lawrence

Beautiful Old Age by David Herbert Lawrence

It ought to be lovely to be oldto be full of the peace that comes of experienceand wrinkled ripe fulfilment.The wrinkled smile of completeness that follows a lifelived undaunted ...

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Search For Truth by David Herbert Lawrence

Search For Truth by David Herbert Lawrence

Search for nothing any more, nothingexcept truth.Be very still, and try and get at the truth.And the first question to ask yourself is:How great a liar am I?

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Butterfly by David Herbert Lawrence

Butterfly by David Herbert Lawrence

Butterfly, the wind blows sea-ward, strong beyond the garden-wall!Butterfly, why do you settle on my shoe, and sip the dirt on my shoe, Lifting your veined wings, lifting ...

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Blue by David Herbert Lawrence

Blue by David Herbert Lawrence

The earth again like a ship steams out of the dark sea overThe edge of the blue, and the sun stands up to see us glideSlowly into another day; slowly the rover Vessel of darkness ...

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Last Words To Miriam by David Herbert Lawrence

Last Words To Miriam by David Herbert Lawrence

Yours is the shame and sorrow, But the disgrace is mine; Your love was dark and thorough, Mine was the love of the sun for a flower He creates with his ...

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A Sane Revolution by David Herbert Lawrence

A Sane Revolution by David Herbert Lawrence

If you make a revolution, make it for fun,don't make it in ghastly seriousness,don't do it in deadly earnest,do it for fun.Don't do it because you hate people,do it just to spit ...

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The Ship Of Death by David Herbert Lawrence

The Ship Of Death by David Herbert Lawrence

I Now it is autumn and the falling fruit and the long journey towards oblivion. The apples falling like great drops of dew to bruise themselves an exit from themselves. And it is ...

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A Spiritual Woman by David Herbert Lawrence

A Spiritual Woman by David Herbert Lawrence

Close your eyes, my love, let me make you blind; They have taught you to see Only a mean arithmetic on the face of things, A cunning algebra in the faces of men, And ...

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Bat by David Herbert Lawrence

Bat by David Herbert Lawrence

At evening, sitting on this terrace, When the sun from the west, beyond Pisa, beyond the mountains of Carrara Departs, and the world is taken by surprise ... When the tired flower ...

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Dreams by David Herbert Lawrence

Dreams by David Herbert Lawrence

All people dream, but not equally.Those who dream by night in the dusty recesses of their mind,Wake in the morning to find that it was vanity.But the dreamers of the day are ...

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Piano by David Herbert Lawrence

Piano by David Herbert Lawrence

Softly, in the dusk, a woman is singing to me;Taking me back down the vista of years, till I seeA child sitting under the piano, in the boom of the tingling stringsAnd pressing ...

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Belief by David Herbert Lawrence

Belief by David Herbert Lawrence

Forever namelessForever unknwonForever unconceivedForever unrepresentedyet forever felt in the soul.

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Anxiety by David Herbert Lawrence

Anxiety by David Herbert Lawrence

The hoar-frost crumbles in the sun, The crisping steam of a train Melts in the air, while two black birds Sweep past the window again. Along the vacant road, a red Bicycle ...

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Bavarian Gentians by David Herbert Lawrence

Bavarian Gentians by David Herbert Lawrence

Not every man has gentians in his housein Soft September, at slow, Sad Michaelmas.Bavarian gentians, big and dark, only darkdarkening the daytime torchlike with the smoking ...

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Sorrow by David Herbert Lawrence

Sorrow by David Herbert Lawrence

Why does the thin grey strand Floating up from the forgotten Cigarette between my fingers, Why does it trouble me? Ah, you will understand;When I carried my mother ...

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Worm Either Way by David Herbert Lawrence

Worm Either Way by David Herbert Lawrence

If you live along with all the other people and are just like them, and conform, and are nice you're just a worm -- and if you live with all the other people and ...

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We Are Transmitters by David Herbert Lawrence

We Are Transmitters by David Herbert Lawrence

As we live, we are transmitters of life.And when we fail to transmit life, life fails to flow through us.That is part of the mystery of sex, it is a flow onwards.Sexless people ...

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Kangaroo by David Herbert Lawrence

Kangaroo by David Herbert Lawrence

Delicate mother Kangaroo Sitting up there rabbit-wise, but huge, plump-weighted, And lifting her beautiful slender face, oh! so much more gently and finely lined than a rabbit's, ...

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To Women As Far As I’M Concerned by David Herbert Lawrence

To Women As Far As I’M Concerned by David Herbert Lawrence

The feelings I don't have I don't have.The feeling I don't have, I won't say I have.The feelings you say you have, you don't have.The feelings you would like us both to have, we ...

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Baby Tortoise by David Herbert Lawrence

Baby Tortoise by David Herbert Lawrence

You know what it is to be born alone,Baby tortoise!The first day to heave your feet little by little from the shell,Not yet awake,And remain lapsed on earth,Not quite alive.A ...

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The Virgin Mother by David Herbert Lawrence

The Virgin Mother by David Herbert Lawrence

My little love, my darling, You were a doorway to me; You let me out of the confinesInto this strange countrie, Where people are crowded like thistles,Yet are shapely and ...

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Monologue Of A Mother by David Herbert Lawrence

Monologue Of A Mother by David Herbert Lawrence

This is the last of all, this is the last! I must hold my hands, and turn my face to the fire, I must watch my dead days fusing together in dross, Shape after shape, and scene ...

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Intimates by David Herbert Lawrence

Intimates by David Herbert Lawrence

Don't you care for my love? she said bitterly.I handed her the mirror, and said:Please address these questions to the proper person!Please make all requests to head-quarters!In ...

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Discord In Childhood by David Herbert Lawrence

Discord In Childhood by David Herbert Lawrence

Outside the house an ash-tree hung its terrible whips,And at night when the wind arose, the lash of the tree Shrieked and slashed the wind, as a ship’s Weird rigging in a storm ...

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The Deepest Sensuality by David Herbert Lawrence

The Deepest Sensuality by David Herbert Lawrence

The profoundest of all sensualitiesis the sense of truthand the next deepest sensual experienceis the sense of justice.

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Conceit by David Herbert Lawrence

Conceit by David Herbert Lawrence

It is conceit that kills usand makes us cowards instead of gods.Under the great Command: Know thy self, and that thou art mortal!we have become fatally self-conscious, fatally ...

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Cruelty And Love by David Herbert Lawrence

Cruelty And Love by David Herbert Lawrence

What large, dark hands are those at the window Lifted, grasping in the yellow light Which makes its way through the curtain web At my heart to-night? Ah, only the leaves! So leave ...

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A Baby Running Barefoot by David Herbert Lawrence

A Baby Running Barefoot by David Herbert Lawrence

When the bare feet of the baby beat across the grassThe little white feet nod like white flowers in the wind, They poise and run like ripples lapping across the water;And the ...

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Birdcage Walk by David Herbert Lawrence

Birdcage Walk by David Herbert Lawrence

When the wind blows her veil And uncovers her laughterI cease, I turn pale.When the wind blows her veilFrom the woes I bewail Of love and hereafter:When the wind blows her veilI ...

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A Youth Mowing by David Herbert Lawrence

A Youth Mowing by David Herbert Lawrence

There are four men mowing down by the Isar; I can hear the swish of the scythe-strokes, four Sharp breaths taken: yea, and I Am sorry for what's in store. The ...

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Whales Weep Not! by David Herbert Lawrence

Whales Weep Not! by David Herbert Lawrence

They say the sea is cold, but the sea contains the hottest blood of all, and the wildest, the most urgent. All the whales in the wider deeps, hot are they, as they urge on and on, ...

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Dreams Old by David Herbert Lawrence

Dreams Old by David Herbert Lawrence

I have opened the window to warm my hands on the sillWhere the sunlight soaks in the stone: the afternoon Is full of dreams, my love, the boys are all still In a wistful dream ...

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Ballad Of Another Ophelia by David Herbert Lawrence

Ballad Of Another Ophelia by David Herbert Lawrence

Oh the green glimmer of apples in the orchard,Lamps in a wash of rain! Oh the wet walk of my brown hen through the stackyard,Oh tears on the window pane! Nothing now will ripen ...

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The Wild Common by David Herbert Lawrence

The Wild Common by David Herbert Lawrence

The quick sparks on the gorse bushes are leaping, Little jets of sunlight-texture imitating flame; Above them, exultant, the peewits are sweeping: They are lords of ...

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Brooding Grief by David Herbert Lawrence

Brooding Grief by David Herbert Lawrence

A yellow leaf from the darkness Hops like a frog before me. Why should I start and stand still? I was watching the woman that bore me Stretched in the brindled darknessOf the ...

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Firelight And Nightfall by David Herbert Lawrence

Firelight And Nightfall by David Herbert Lawrence

The darkness steals the forms of all the queens,But oh, the palms of his two black hands are red, Inflamed with binding up the sheaves of dead Hours that were once all glory and ...

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The End by David Herbert Lawrence

The End by David Herbert Lawrence

If I could have put you in my heart, If but I could have wrapped you in myself, How glad I should have been! And now the chart Of memory unrolls again to meThe course of our ...

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Conundrums by David Herbert Lawrence

Conundrums by David Herbert Lawrence

Tell me a wordthat you've often heard,yet it makes you squintwhen you see it in print!Tell me a thingthat you've often seenyet if put in a bookit makes you turn green!Tell me a ...

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Meeting Among The Mountains by David Herbert Lawrence

Meeting Among The Mountains by David Herbert Lawrence

The little pansies by the road have turned Away their purple faces and their gold, And evening has taken all the bees from the thyme, And all the scent is shed away by the cold. ...

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Troth With The Dead by David Herbert Lawrence

Troth With The Dead by David Herbert Lawrence

The moon is broken in twain, and half a moonBefore me lies on the still, pale floor of the sky; The other half of the broken coin of troth Is buried away in the dark, where the ...

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