Treasure Island

David Herbert Lawrence

(11 September 1885 – 2 March 1930 / Nottinghamshire / England)

Poems of David Herbert Lawrence

21. Brooding Grief 1/1/2004
22. Brother and Sister 7/8/2009
23. Butterfly 1/1/2004
24. Conceit 1/1/2004
25. Conundrums 1/1/2004
26. Craving for Spring 1/1/2004
27. Cruelty and Love 1/1/2004
28. Discipline 1/1/2004
29. Discord in Childhood 1/1/2004
30. Dissolute 1/1/2004
31. Dolor of Autumn 1/1/2004
32. Dreams 1/1/2004
33. Dreams Nascent 1/1/2004
34. Dreams Old 1/1/2004
35. Drunk 1/1/2004
36. Elegy 1/1/2004
37. Epilogue 1/1/2004
38. Excursion 1/1/2004
39. Firelight and Nightfall 1/1/2004
40. Giorno dei Morti 1/1/2004

Dissolute

Many years have I still to burn, detained
Like a candle flame on this body; but I enshine
A darkness within me, a presence which sleeps contained
In my flame of living, her soul enfolded in mine.

And through these years, while I burn on the fuel of life,
What matter the stuff I lick up in my living flame,
Seeing I keep in the fire-core, inviolate,
A night where she dreams my dreams for me, ever the same.

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