Sunday 17 August 2014

Sunday War Poet...

David Herbert Lawrence

1885 - 1930


The Town has opened to the sun.
Like a flat red lily with a million petals
She unfolds, she comes undone.

A sharp sky brushes upon
The myriad glittering chimney-pots
As she gently exhales to the sun.

Hurrying creatures run
Down the labyrinth of the sinister flower.
What is it they shun?

A dark bird falls from the sun.
It curves in a rush to the heart of the vast
Flower: the day has begun.

D H Lawrence is an English novelist, poet and literary critic who is best remembered for his novels
Lady Chatterley's Lover, Sons and Lovers, and Women in Love, amongst others.
He was, however, the author of over 800 poems.

He is considered one of the most influential writers of the twentieth century.


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