Treasure Island

Clive Staples Lewis

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

Poems of Clive Staples Lewis

21. Le Roi S’Amuse 3/21/2012
22. Lullaby 3/21/2012
23. Milton Read Again (in Surrey) 3/21/2012
24. Night 3/21/2012
25. Night (II) 3/21/2012
26. Noon 3/21/2012
27. Ode for New Year's Day 3/21/2012
28. On a Vulgar Error 1/1/2004
29. On Being Human 1/1/2004
30. Our Daily Bread 3/21/2012
31. Oxford 3/21/2012
32. Prelude to Space 1/1/2004
33. Re-adjustment 1/1/2004
34. Science-fiction Cradlesong 1/1/2004
35. Song of the Pilgrims 3/21/2012
36. The Ass 3/21/2012
37. The Autumn Morning 3/21/2012
38. The Condemned 1/1/2004
39. The Country of the Blind 1/1/2004
40. The Future of Forestry 3/21/2012

The Country of the Blind

Hard light bathed them-a whole nation of eyeless men,
Dark bipeds not aware how they were maimed. A long
Process, clearly, a slow curse,
Drained through centuries, left them thus.

At some transitional stage, then, a luckless few,
No doubt, must have had eyes after the up-to-date,
Normal type had achieved snug
Darkness, safe from the guns of heavn;

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