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

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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