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Clive Staples Lewis

[C.S.] (29 November 1898 – 22 November 1963 / Belfast)

Poems of Clive Staples Lewis

1. After Prayers, Lie Cold 1/1/2004
2. Alexandrines 3/21/2012
3. An Expostulation 1/1/2004
4. Apology 3/21/2012
5. As the Ruin Falls 1/1/2004
6. Ballade Mystique 3/21/2012
7. Cliche Came Out of its Cage 1/1/2004
8. De Profundis 3/21/2012
9. Death in Battle 3/21/2012
10. Dungeon Grates 3/21/2012
11. Evolutionary Hymn 1/1/2004
12. French Nocturne (Monchy-Le-Preux) 3/21/2012
13. Here the Whole World 3/21/2012
14. Hesperus 3/21/2012
15. How He Saw Angus, The God 3/21/2012
16. Hymn (For Boys' Voices) 3/21/2012
17. In Praise of Solid People 3/21/2012
18. In Prison 3/21/2012
19. Irish Nocturne 3/21/2012
20. L’Apprenti Sorcier 3/21/2012

As the Ruin Falls

All this is flashy rhetoric about loving you.
I never had a selfless thought since I was born.
I am mercenary and self-seeking through and through:
I want God, you, all friends, merely to serve my turn.

Peace, re-assurance, pleasure, are the goals I seek,
I cannot crawl one inch outside my proper skin:
I talk of love --a scholar's parrot may talk Greek--
But, self-imprisoned, always end where I begin.

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