Alun Lewis (1 July 1915 - 5 March 1944), was a poet of the Anglo-Welsh school, and is regarded by many as Britain's finest Second World War poet.
He was born at Cwmaman, near Aberdare in one of the South Wales Valleys, the Cynon Valley, in the South Wales Coalfield. His father was a school teacher and he had a younger sister, Mair. By the time he attended Cowbridge Grammar School, he ... more »
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''but now it is the rainAlun Lewis (1915-1944), Welsh poet. All Day It Has Rained (l. 23-24). . . New Oxford Book of English Verse, The, 1250-1950. Helen Gardner, ed. (19...
Possesses us entirely, the twilight and the rain.''
''And we talked of girls, and dropping bombs on Rome,Alun Lewis (1915-1944), Welsh poet. All Day It Has Rained (l. 17-19). . . New Oxford Book of English Verse, The, 1250-1950. Helen Gardner, ed. (19...
And thought of the quiet dead and the loud celebrities
Exhorting us to slaughter,''
''Your kisses close my eyes and yet you stareAlun Lewis (1915-1944), Welsh poet. Goodbye (l. 17-18). . . Oxford Book of Twentieth-Century English Verse, The. Philip Larkin, ed. (1973) Oxford ...
As though God struck a child with nameless fears;''
''So we must say Goodbye, my darling,Alun Lewis (1915-1944), Welsh poet. Goodbye (l. 1-4). . . Oxford Book of Twentieth-Century English Verse, The. Philip Larkin, ed. (1973) Oxford Un...
And go, as lovers go, for ever;
Tonight remains, to pack and fix on labels
And make an end of lying down together.''
''The first month of his absenceAlun Lewis (1915-1944), Welsh poet. The First Month of His Absence (l. 1-5). . . Norton Anthology of English Literature, The, Vols. I-II. M. H. Ab...
I was numb and sick
And where he'd left his promise
Life did not turn or kick.
The seed, the seed of love was sick.''
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