Laurie Lee

(1914 - 1997 / Gloucestershire / England)

Laurie Lee Poems

1. The Long War For Peace Day 12/12/2013
2. Christmas Landscape 4/12/2010
3. Winter Poem 4/12/2010
4. Town Owl 1/3/2003
5. Milkmaid 1/3/2003
6. Apples 1/3/2003
7. April Rise 1/3/2003
8. Home From Abroad 1/3/2003
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Home From Abroad

Far-fetched with tales of other worlds and ways,
My skin well-oiled with wines of the Levant,
I set my face into a filial smile
To greet the pale, domestic kiss of Kent.

But shall I never learn? That gawky girl,
Recalled so primly in my foreign thoughts,
Becomes again the green-haired queen of love
Whose wanton form dilates as it delights.

Her rolling tidal landscape floods the eye
And drowns Chianti in a dusky stream;
he flower-flecked grasses swim with simple horses,
The hedges choke with roses fat as cream.

So do I breathe the ...

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