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  • Series: Penguin Twentieth-Century Classics
  • Paperback: 1088 pages
  • Publisher: Penguin Classics; New edition edition (January 1, 1994)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0140186573
  • ISBN-13: 978-0140186574
  • Product Dimensions: 5.3 x 1.9 x 7.8 inches
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13 Pictures
13,000 People
Absolute Reverence
Abysmal Immortality
After All Saints' Day
After All The Tragedies Are Over
After Dark
After Many Days
After The Opera
Ah, Muriel
All I Ask
All Sorts Of Gods
All Souls
All Souls' Day
All That We Have Is Life
All-knowing
Almond Blossom
Altercation
Always This Paying
The American Eagle
Amo Sacrum Vulgus
Anaxagoras
And Oh -- That The Man I Am Might Cease To Be --
Andraitx - Pomegranate Flowers
Animals
Apostrophe To A Buddhist Monk
The Appeal
Are You Pining
The Argonauts
Aristocracy Of The Sun
As For Me, I'm A Patriot
As Thyself
The Ass
Astronomical Changes
At A Loose End
At Last
At The Bank In Spain
At The Front
At The Window
The Attack
Attila
August Holidays
Auto-da-fe
Autumn At Taos
Autumn Rain
Autumn Sunshine
Aware
A Baby Asleep After Pain
Baby Running Barefoot
Baby Tortoise
A Bad Beginning
Ballad Of A Wilful Woman
Ballad Of Another Orphelia
Bare Almond Trees
Bare Fig-trees
Basta!
Bat
Bathing Resort
Battle Of Life
Bavarian Gentians
Be A Demon
Be It So
Be Still!
Beautiful Old Age
Behaviour
Bei Hennef
Being Alive
Belief
Bells
The Best Of School
Beware The Unhappy Dead
Beware, O My Dear Young Men
Beyond The Rockies
Bibbles
Birdcage Walk
Birds
Birth Night
Bits: 1. The Last Minute
Bits: 10. The Child And The Soldier
Bits: 11. Pieta
Bits: 12. The Grey Nurse
Bits: 13. Litany Of Grey Nurses
Bits: 14. Message To A Perfidious Soldier
Bits: 15. Dust In The East
Bits: 16. The Girl In Cairo
Bits: 17. The Jewess And The V.c.
Bits: 18. Zeppelin Nights
Bits: 19. Munitions
Bits: 2. Vicar's Son
Bits: 20. Land-worker
Bits: 21. Mourning
Bits: 22. Mesopotamia
Bits: 23. Tales
Bits: 24. Foreign Sunset
Bits: 25. Prisoner At Work In A Turkish Garden
Bits: 26. Response From The Harem:
Bits: 27. Swing Song Of A Girl And A Soldier
Bits: 28. Prisoners At Work In The Rain
Bits: 29. The Well In Africa
Bits: 3. Drill In The Heat
Bits: 30. Neither Moth Nor Rust
Bits: 4. Mother's Son In Salonika
Bits: 5. Casualty
Bits: 6. Maiden's Prayer
Bits: 7. Man Hauling A Wagon
Bits: 8. Sighs
Bits: 9. Daughter Of The Great Man
Blank
The Blue Jay
Blueness
Bodiless God
The Body Of God
Bombardment
Boredom, Ennui, Depression
Both Sides Of The Medal
The Boundary Stone
Bourgeois And Bolschevist
Bowls
Bread Upon The Waters
The Breath Of Life (1)
The Breath Of Life (2)
The Bride
Britannia's Baby
British Sincerity
The British Workman And The Government
Broadcasting To The G.b.p.
Brooding Grief
Brother And Sister
But I Say Unto You: Love One Another
Butterfly
Cabbage-roses
Call Into Death
Can't Be Borne
Canvassing For The Election
Censors
Censors
Cerebral Emotions
Change
Change Of Government
Change Of Life: 1. The Woman Weeps Her Change Of Life
Change Of Life: 2. She Weeps, And Cannot Be Comforted
Change Of Life: 3. Yet Through The Tears Steals A Sense
Change Of Life: 4. She Rejoices In Her New Nakedness
Change Of Life: 5. She Sees Men Walking Towards Her,
Change Of Life: 6. And On The Trees Hang The Apples Of Gold
Change Of Life: 7. And The Serpents Wander Their Own Ways
Chastity
Cherry Robbers
Children Singing In School
Chimaera
Choice
Choice Of Evils
The Church
City-life
Classes
Climb Down, O Lordly Mind
Climbing Down
Climbing Up
Clydesider
Cold Blood
Coldness In Love
The Collier's Wife
The Combative Spirit
Come Spring, Come Sorrow
Coming Awake
Commandments
Compari
Conceit
Conscience
Conundrums
Corot
Correspondence In After Years
Courage
Cowardice And Impudence
Cowards
Craving For Spring
Creatures
The Cross
Cry Of The Masses
Cups
Cypresses
Daddy-do-nothing
Dark Satanic Mills
Dead People
The Deadly Victorians
Death
Death Is Not Evil, Evil Is Mechanical
December Night
Deeper Than Love
The Deepest Sensuality
Delight Of Being Alone
Demiurge
Democracy
Democracy Is Service
Demon Justice
Departure
Desire
Desire Goes Down Into The Sea
Desire Is Dead
Destiny
Dies Illa
Dies Irae
The Difference
Difficult Death
Disagreeable Advice
Discipline
Discord In Childhood
A Doe At Evening
Dog-tired
Dolour Of Autumn
Dominant Woman
Don Juan
Don't Look At Me
Don'ts
Doors
The Drained Cup
Drawing-room
Dream-confused
Dreams Old And Nascent: Nascent
Dreams Old And Nascent: Old
Drunk
The Ea, The Sea
Eagle In New Mexico (1)
Eagle In New Mexico (2)
Editorial Office
The Effort Of Love
Ego-bound
Ego-bound Women
The Egoists
Elderly Discontented Women
Elegy
Elemental
The Elements
Elephant
The Elephant Is Slow To Mate
Elephants In The Circus
Elephants Plodding
Eloi, Eloi, Lama Sabachthani?
Elysium
Emasculation
Embankment At Night, Before The War: Charity
Embankment At Night, Before The War: Outcasts
The Emotional Friend
Emotional Lies
En Masse
The End
End Of Another Home Holiday
The End, The Beginning
Endless Anxiety
Energetic Women
England In 1929
The English Are So Nice
The Enkindled Spring
Erinnyes
Escape
The Evangelistic Beasts
The Evening Land
Everlasting Flowers For A Dead Mother
Evil Is Homeless
The Evil World-soul
Excursion Train
The Factory Cities
Fallen Leaves
False Democracy And Real
Fatality
Fate And The Younger Generation
Fatigue
Fear Of Society Is The Root Of All Evil
Fellow-men
Female Coercion
Fidelity
Fight! O My Young Men
Figs
Film Passion
Finding Your Level
Fire
Fire
Fireflies In The Corn
Firelight And Nightfall
First Morning
Fish
Flapper
Flapper Vote
Flat Suburbs, S.w., In The Morning
Flowers
Flowers And Men
Food Of The North
For A Moment
For All That
For The Heroes Are Dipped In Scarlet
Forecast
Forget
Forsaken And Forlorn
Forte Dei Marmi
The Four
Free Will
Fresh Water
Frohnleichnam
From A College Window
Frost Flowers
Fruits
Full Life
Furniture
Future Relationships
Future Religion
Future States
Future War
The Gazelle Calf
The Gentleman
Ghosts
Giorno Dei Morti
Gipsy
Give Me A Sponge
Give Us Gods
Give Us The Thebaid
Gladness Of Death
Glimpses
Gloire De Dijon
Glory
God
God And The Holy Ghost
God Is Born
Gods
The Gods! The Gods!
Goethe And Pose
Going Back
Good Husbands Make Unhappy Wives
Grapes
Grasshopper Is A Burden
The Great Newspaper Editor To His Subordinate
The Greeks Are Coming
Green
Grey Evening
Gross, Coarse, Hideous
The Grudge Of The Old
Guards
The Gulf
The Half-blind
The Hands Of God
The Hands Of The Betrothed
Hard-boiled Conservatives
Hark In The Dusk
Have Done With It
He-goat
Healing
The Heart Of Man
Henriette
Hibiscus And Salvia Flowers
The Hills
Him With His Tail In His Mouth
History
Hold Back
The Hostile Sun
The Houseless Dead
How Beastly The Bourgeois Is
The Human Face
Humanity Needs Pruning
Humiliation
Humility
Humility Mongers
Hummingbird
Hyde Park At Night, Before The War: Clerks
Hymn To Nothingness
Hymn To Priapus
I Am In A Novel
I Am Like A Rose
I Dare Do All
I Heard Her Say
I Wish I Knew A Woman
If You Are A Man
The Ignoble Procession
Image-making Love
Immoral Man
Immorality
Immorality
Impulse
In A Boat
In A Spanish Tram-car
In Church
In The Cities
In The Dark
In Trouble And Shame
Initiation Degrees
Innocent England
Intimates
Invocation To The Moon
It's Either You Fight Or You Die
It's No Good
Jealousy
The Jeune Fille
Kangaroo
Keep It Up
Kill Money
Kisses In The Train
Kissing And Horrid Strife
Know Deeply, Know Thyself More Deeply, Sels.
Know Thyself
Know Thyself, And That Thou Art Mortal
Know-all
A La Maniere De D. H. Lawrence
Labour Battalion
Lady Wife
Last Hours
Last Lesson Of The Afternoon
Last Words To Miriam
Late At Night
The Late War
The Latent Desire
Latter-day Sinners
Laughter
Leave Sex Alone
Leaves Of Grass, Flowers Of Grass
Leda
Let The Dead Bury Their Dead
Let There Be Light
Let Us Be Men
Let Us Talk, Let Us Laugh
Letter From Town: On A Grey Morning In March
Letter From Town: The Almond Tree
Liberty's Old Old Story
Lies
Lies About Love
Life And The Human Consciousness
Lightning
Lilies In The Fire
Listen To The Band
Listening
Little Fish
The Little Town At Evening
The Little Wowser
Little-boy Brilliant
A Living
Lizard
Loggerheads
London Mercury
Loneliness
Lonely, Lonesome, Loney -- O!
Lord Tennyson And Lord Melchett
Lord's Prayer
Lotus And Frost
Love
Love As An Escape
Love On The Farm
A Love Song
Love Storm
Love Thy Neighbour
Lucifer
Lucifer
Lucky Little Britisher
Lui Et Elle
Magnificent Democracy
Malade
A Man
Man And Bat
Man And Machine
The Man In The Street
Man Is More Than Homo Sapiens
The Man Of Tyre
Man Reaches A Point
A Man Who Died
Man's Image
Mana Of The Sea
Manifesto
Many Mansions
Martyr A La Mode
Masses And Classes
Maybe
Mediterranean In January
Medlars And Sorb-apples
Meeting Among The Mountains
Men And Women
Men Are Not Bad
Men In New Mexico
Men Like Gods
Men Like Gods
The Mess Of Love
Michael Angelo
The Middle Classes
Middle Of The World
Middle-class Children
The Mills Of God
Minorities In Danger
Misery
Modern Prayer
Modern Problems
Money
Money-madness
Monologue Of A Mother
Moon Memory
Moonrise
Moral Clothing
Morality
Morning Work
Mosquito
The Mosquito Knows
Mountain Lion
Mournful Young Man
Multitudes
Murder
Murderous Weapons
Mutilation
My Enemy
My Little Critics
My Naughty Book
Mystery
Mystic
Name The Gods
Narcissus
Natural Complexion
Nemesis
New Brooms
New Heaven And Earth
New Houses, New Clothes
New Moon
The New Word
New Year's Eve
New Year's Night
Next Morning
Night
No Joy In Life
No News
No! Mr Lawrence!
Noble
The Noble Englishman
Noise Of Battle
Noli Me Tangere
Non-existence
Nonentity
The North Country
Nostalgia
Nothing To Save
Nottingham's New University
November By The Sea
Now It's Happened
Nullus
O! Americans
O! Start A Revolution!
Obscenity
Obsequial Ode
Oh Wonderful Malchine
Old Archangels
The Old Idea Of Sacrifice
Old Men
The Old Orchard
Old People
Old Song
On That Day
On The Balcony
On The Best Matters
On The Drum
On The March
One Woman To All Women
Only Man
The Optimist
Our Day Is Over
Our Moral Age
The Oxford Voice
The Painter's Wife
Paltry-looking People
A Pang Of Reminiscence
Paradise Re-entered
Parliament Hill In The Evening
A Passing Bell
Passing Visit To Helen
Pax
Peace
Peace And War
Peach
Peacock
People
The People
People
People Who Care
Phoenix
Piano
Piccadilly Circus At Night: Streetwalkers
A Played-out Game
The Plumed Serpent: 1. The Coming Of Quetzalcoatl
The Plumed Serpent: 10
The Plumed Serpent: 11
The Plumed Serpent: 12. Welcome To Quetzalcoatl
The Plumed Serpent: 13. The Mid-day Verse
The Plumed Serpent: 14. The Dawn Verse
The Plumed Serpent: 15. The Sunset Verse
The Plumed Serpent: 16
The Plumed Serpent: 17. First Song Of Huitzilopochtli
The Plumed Serpent: 18. Second Song Of Huitzilopochtli
The Plumed Serpent: 19. Third Song Of Huitzilopochtli
The Plumed Serpent: 2
The Plumed Serpent: 20. The Song Of The Grey Dog
The Plumed Serpent: 21
The Plumed Serpent: 22
The Plumed Serpent: 23. Huitzilopochtli's Watch
The Plumed Serpent: 24. Song Of The Dead
The Plumed Serpent: 25
The Plumed Serpent: 26
The Plumed Serpent: 3
The Plumed Serpent: 4
The Plumed Serpent: 5. Quetzalcoatl Looks Down On Mexico
The Plumed Serpent: 6. What Quetzalcoatl Saw In Mexico
The Plumed Serpent: 7. Song To The Tune Of La Cucaracha
The Plumed Serpent: 8. Jesus' Farewell
The Plumed Serpent: 9
Poison
Police Spies
Pomegranate
Poor Bit Of A Wench
Poor Young Things
Portraits
Poverty
Prayer
Prestige
The Primal Passions
Proper Pride
Property And No-property
The Property Question
Prophet
The Protestant Churches
The Punisher
Purple Anemones
Puss-puss!
Question
Quite Forsaken
Rabbit Snared In The Night
Race And Battle
The Rainbow
Rainbow
Rallying-point
Reach Over
Reading A Letter
Real Democracy
Reality Of Peace, 1916
Rebuked
Red Geranium And Godly Mignonette
Red Moon-rise
The Red Wolf
Red-herring
Refused Friendship
Relativity
Release
Reminder
Renascence
Reptiles
Repulsed
Restlessness
Resurrection
Resurrection Of The Flesh
Retort To Jesus
Retort To Whitman
Return
Return Of Returns
The Revolutionary
Revolutions As Such
Riches
A Rise In The World
The Risen Lord
River Roses
Robot Feelings
Robot-democracy
Rondeau Of A Conscientious Objector
The Root Of Our Evil
Rose And Cabbage
A Rose Is Not A Cabbage
Rose Of All The World
The Rose Of England
Roses
Roses On The Breakfast Table
Ruination
The Saddest Day
Salt
Salvation
Sane And Insane
A Sane Revolution
The Sane Universe
Satisfaction
Scent Of Irises
School On The Outskirts
The Scientific Doctor
The Sea
Sea-bathers
Sea-weed
Search For Love
Search For Truth
The Secret Waters
Seekers
Self-conscious People
Self-pity
Self-protection
Self-sacrifice
Self-sacrifice
Sense Of Truth
Service
Seven Seals
Sex And Trust
Sex Isn't Sin
Sex Won't Work
Shades
The Shadow Of Death
Shadows
She Looks Back
She Said As Well To Me
She-goat
Shedding Of Blood
The Ship Of Death
Ships In Bottles
Shows
Sicilian Cyclamens
Sick
Sickness
Side-step, O Sons Of Men
Sigh No More
The Sight Of God
Signs Of The Times
Silence
Sinners
Sleep
Sleep And Waking
Slowly The Salt Of The Earth Becomes Salt Of The Sea
Snake
The Snapdragon
A Snowy Day In School
So Let Me Live
So There
Softly, Then, Softly
Song Of A Man Who Has Come Through
Song Of A Man Who Is Loved
Song Of Death
Song-day In Autumn
Songs I Learnt At School: I. Neptune's Little Affair With
Songs I Learnt At School: Ii. My Native Land
Songs I Learnt At School: Iii. The British Boy
Sorrow
Souls To Save
Southern Night
Space
Spanish Privilege
The Spanish Wife
Sphinx
Spilling The Salt
Spiral Flame
Spirits Summoned West
Spring Morning
St George And The Dragon
St John
St Luke
St Mark
St Matthew
Stand Up!
Stoic
Stop It
Storm In The Black Forest
Street Lamps
Strife
Study
Submergence
Suburbs On A Hazy Day
Sun-men
Sun-women
Sunday Afternoon In Italy
Sunset
Suspicion
Swan
Tabernacle
A Tale Told By An Idiot
Talk
Talk Of Faith
Talk Of Loyalty
Tarantella
Tarts
Tease
Temples
Tender Reverence
Terra Incognita
There Are No Gods
There Are Too Many People
There Is No Way Out
There Is Rain In Me
There Was A Gay Bird Named Christine
These Clever Women
They Say The Sea Is Loveless
Thief In The Night
Things Made By Iron
Things Men Have Made
Think -- !
The Third Thing
Thought
To A Certain Friend
To Be Superior
To Clarinda
To Let Go Or To Hold On
To Pino
To Women, As Far As I'm Concerned
Today
Tolerance
Tommies In The Train
Tortoise Family Connections
Tortoise Gallantry
Tortoise Shell
Tortoise Shout
Touch
Touch Comes
Tourists
Town In 1917
Tragedy
Traitors
Transformations
Travel Is Over
Trees
Trees In The Garden
Triumph
The Triumph Of The Machine
Tropic
Troth With The Dead
True Democracy
True Love At Last
Trust
Turkey-cock
Turned Down
Twenty Years Ago
Twilight
Twilight
Two Performing Elephants
Two Ways Of Living And Dying
Two Wives
Twofold
Ultimate Reality
Under The Oak
Underneath
Unhappy Souls
The Universe Flows
Up He Goes
The Uprooted
Valentine's Night
Vengeance Is Mine
Vibration Of Justice
Violets
The Virgin Mother
Virgin Youth (2)
Vitality
Volcanic Venus
Wages
Walk Warily
The Wandering Cosmos
War-baby
The Way Out
We Are Transmitters -
We Can't Be Too Careful
We Die Together
We Have Gone Too Far
Wealth
Wedding Morn
Wedlock
Weeknight Service
Welcome Death
Wellsian Futures
Whales Weep Not
What Ails Thee
What Are The Gods?
What Are The Wild Waves Saying
What Do I Care
What Does She Want
What Have They Done To You? (1)
What Have They Done To You? (2)
What Is A Man To Do?
What Is He
What Is Man Without An Income?
What Matters
What Then Is Evil
What Would You Fight For
What's To Be Done
What's Wrong
Whatever Man Makes
When I Read Shakespeare
When I Went To The Circus
When I Went To The Film
When Most Men Die
When Satan Fell
When The Ripe Fruit Falls
When Wilt Thou Teach The People
Whether Or Not
A White Blossom
The White Horse
Why
Why Does She Weep
The Wild Common
Wild Things In Captivity
Willy Wet-leg
The Wind, The Rascal
Winter Dawn
Winter In The Boulevard
A Winter's Tale
Winter-lull
Woe
Women Want Fighters For Their Lovers
Won't It Be Strange
Wonderful Spiritual Women
Work
The Work Of Creation
The Working Man
Worm Either Way
Worship
The Yew-tree On The Downs
You
The Young And Their Moral Guardians
The Young Are Not Greedy
The Young Are Not Mean In Material Things
Young Fathers
The Young Soldier With Bloody Spurs
The Young Want To Be Just
A Young Wife
A Youth Mowing
[bawdy Can Be Sane]
[flat-foot's Song]
[mr Squire]
[the Gods]
[thomas Earp]
-- Table of Poems from Poem Finder®

About the Author

The son of a miner, the prolific novelist, poet, and travel writer David Herbert Lawrence was born in Eastwood, Nottinghamshire, in 1885. He attended Nottingham University and found employment as a schoolteacher. His first novel, The White Peacock, was published in 1911, the same year his beloved mother died and he quit teaching after contracting pneumonia. The next year Lawrence published Sons and Lovers and ran off to Germany with Frieda Weekley, his former tutor’s wife. His masterpieces The Rainbow and Women in Love were completed in quick succession, but the first was suppressed as indecent and the second was not published until 1920. Lawrence’s lyrical writings challenged convention, promoting a return to an ideal of nature where sex is seen as a sacrament. In 1928 Lawrence’s final novel, Lady Chatterley’s Lover, was banned in England and the United States for indecency. He died of tuberculosis in 1930 in Venice.

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He said he was like a British Whitman.
Daniel Fineberg
Yet what a gap in the world, the missing white frost-face of that slim yellow mountain lion!
greg haught
The book is very complete and organized in a easy to read format.
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44 of 49 people found the following review helpful By Theodore G. Mihran on October 2, 1998
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This book of poems shares the top spot in my bookcase with Whitman's "Leaves of Grass". They are accessible, highly perceptive, pertinent and intensely personal. My favorites are:
"FIDELITY" - "...The wonderful slow flow of the sapphire..."
"GOD IS BORN" - "...And so we see, God is not until he is born. And also we see there is no end to the birth of God."
"SHIP OF DEATH" (Appendix III version) - "...Pulling the long oars of a lifetime's courage, ...and eating the brave bread of a wholesome knowledge..."
"GRIEF" - "...How am I clotted together Out of this soft matrix... The air, the flowing sunshine and bright dust..."
"WEDLOCK" - "...How sure the future is within me. I am like a seed with a perfect flower enclosed..."
Finally, as a scientist I marvel at his intuitive grasp of relativity in "SPACE" and "RELATIVITY" - ..."As if the atom were an impulsive thing always changing its mind."
I would be delighted to share my enthusiasm with other readers.
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34 of 40 people found the following review helpful By A Customer on January 9, 1999
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This is the best book that i have. It is a must read for all who can read and all Special Forces. It put life on hold as you read it.
The most moving is "self pity"
I never saw a wild thing sorry for itself. A small bird will drop frozen dead from a bough without ever having felt sorry for itself. --D. H. Lawrence
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17 of 19 people found the following review helpful By Daniel Fineberg on September 15, 2003
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I became acquainted with Lawrence's novels my sophomore year in college, and was hooked. A couple of years down the line, a professor recommended I take a look at his poetry, which he suggested was equally great, if not greater. He said he was like a British Whitman. Investigating the analogy, I came across this quote of Lawrence's: "Whitman, the great poet, has meant so much to me. Whitman, the one man breaking a way ahead. Whitman, the one pioneer. And only Whitman. No English pioneers, no French. No European pioneer-poets. In Europe the would-be pioneers are mere innovators. The same in America. Ahead of Whitman, nothing. Ahead of all poets, pioneering into the wilderness of unopened life, Whitman. Beyond him, none." Hyperbolic? Could be, and I'm admittedly a poor judge of poetry, much of it passing over my head, but there is more than enough in this hefty 1,000+ page paperback edition to convince me of Lawrence's greatness in verse. The book is split into "Rhyming poems," "Unrhyming poems," "Pansies," "Nettles," "Last poems" and "Uncollected poems." A couple of the shorter ones--
SUNSET
"There is a band of dull gold in the west, and say what you like
again and again some god of evening leans out of it
and shares being with me, silkily
all of twilight."
REVOLUTIONS AS SUCH!
"Curiously enough, actual revolutions are made by robots,
living people never make revolutions,
they can't, life means too much to them."
TALK OF FAITH
"And people who talk about faith
usually want to force somebody to agree with them,
as if there was safety in numbers, even for faith."
LUCIFER
"Angels are bright still, though the brightest fell.
But tell me, tell me, how do you know
that he lost any of his brightness in falling?
He only fell out of your ken, you orthodox angels,
you dull angels, tarnished with centuries of conventionality."
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5 of 5 people found the following review helpful By greg haught on October 1, 2010
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... including some early drafts. with notes and indexed first lines and titles.

Lawrence was a master of word craft and metaphor, with the eye and vocabulary of a biologist. you'll need a good dictionary. one of my favorites is "Mountain Lion" where he's wandering in the high desert and happens on two hunters who had trapped and killed a cougar. Lawrence tracks back to the lions den, climbs up and stands at the cave entrance and describes what the lion saw from there. the last stanza ...

And I think in this empty world there was room for me and a mountain lion.
And I think in the world beyond, how easily we might spare a million or two of humans
And never miss them.
Yet what a gap in the world, the missing white frost-face of that slim yellow mountain lion!
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6 of 6 people found the following review helpful By Evagelia Fabian on August 25, 2005
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The collection of poems is great. The book is very complete and organized in a easy to read format. I'm really glad I bought this book.
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