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Cecil Day-Lewis


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  • ''Hunger shall make thy modest zone
    And cheat fond death of all but bone—''
    Cecil Day Lewis (1904-1972), Irish poet. Come live with me (l. 13-14). NoP. Norton Anthology of Poetry, The. Alexander W. Allison and others, eds....
  • ''Come, live with me and be my love,
    And we will all the pleasures prove
    Of peace and plenty, bed and board,
    That chance employment may afford.''
    Cecil Day Lewis (1904-1972), Irish poet. Come live with me (l. 1-4). NoP. Norton Anthology of Poetry, The. Alexander W. Allison and others, eds. (...
  • Draw up the dew. Swell with pacific violence.
    Take shape in silence. Grow as the clouds grew.
    Beautiful brood the cornlands, and you are heavy;
    Leafy the boughs—they also hid...
    Cecil Day Lewis (1904-1972), Irish poet. Do Not Expect Again a Phoenix Hour (l. 1-4). OxBTC. Oxford Book of Twentieth-Century English Verse, The. ...
  • It is unwise to equate scientific activity with what we call reason, poetic activity with what we call imagination. Without the imaginative leap from facts to generalisation, no theoretic discovery in...
    Cecil Day Lewis (1904-1972), British poet, author. "How the Poet Knows," The Poet's Way of Knowledge, Knopf (1957).
  • ''To lift, to fetch, to drive, to shed, to pen,
    Are acts I recognize, with all they mean
    Of shepherding the unruly, for a kind of
    Controlled woolgathering is my work too.''
    Cecil Day Lewis (1904-1972), Irish poet. Sheepdog Trials in Hyde Park (l. 45-48). NoP. Norton Anthology of Poetry, The. Alexander W. Allison and o...
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