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Poetry Friday: Study by D.H. Lawrence

May 20th, 2016 (06:00 am)

Current Mood: sleepy
Current Song: Summer Thunder by Roo Panes

Somewhere the long mellow note of the blackbird
Quickens the unclasping hands of hazel,
Somewhere the wind-flowers fling their heads back,
Stirred by an impetuous wind. Some ways'll
All be sweet with white and blue violet.
    (Hush now, hush. Where am I?-Biuret-)


Somewhere the lamp hanging low from the ceiling
Lights the soft hair of a girl as she reads,
And the red firelight steadily wheeling
Weaves the hard hands of my friend in sleep.

- selected lines from Study by D.H. Lawrence

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Posted by: Mary Lee Hahn (Mary Lee Hahn)
Posted at: May 21st, 2016 05:24 am (UTC)

What arresting images!

Posted by: Little Willow (slayground)
Posted at: May 21st, 2016 06:41 am (UTC)

Agreed. Love the flowers.

Posted by: Violet Nesdoly (Violet Nesdoly)
Posted at: May 22nd, 2016 11:04 pm (UTC)

I used to adore books (fiction) by D.H. Lawrence but am not as familiar with his poems. The lines you've chosen are beautiful. I especially love the image of the lamp, lighting the soft hair of the girl. It's a caress in words. (And thanks for the compliment on my name last week... I'd pass on your thoughts to my mom if I could ;)

Posted by: Little Willow (slayground)
Posted at: May 22nd, 2016 11:21 pm (UTC)

And there's a violet here as well! :)

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