Lionel Pigot Johnson
Lionel Pigot Johnson Poems
- The Dark Angel DARK Angel, with thine aching lust To rid the...
- Ways Of War A TERRIBLE and splendid trust, Heartens the ...
- The Destroyer Of A Soul I HATE you with a necessary ...
- In Memory Ah! fair face gone from sight, With all its light...
- To Morfydd A VOICE on the winds, A voice by the waters, ...
- Doctor Major Why, no Sir! If a barren rascal cries, That he ...
- Mystic And Cavalier GO from me: I am one of those who fall. ...
Lionel Pigot Johnson (15 March 1867 - 4 October 1902) was an English poet, essayist and critic. He was born at Broadstairs, and educated at Winchester College and New College, Oxford, graduating in 1890. He became a Catholic convert in 1891. He lived a rather solitary life in London, struggling with alcoholism and his repressed homosexuality.He died of a stroke after a fall in the street, though ... more »
Click here to add this poet to your My Favorite Poets.
Comments about Lionel Pigot Johnson
The Dark Angel
DARK Angel, with thine aching lust
To rid the world of penitence:
Malicious Angel, who still dost
My soul such subtile violence!
Because of thee, no thought, no thing,
Abides for me undesecrate:
Dark Angel, ever on the wing,
Who never reachest me too late!
When music sounds, then changest thou
Its silvery to a sultry fire:
Nor will thine envious heart allow
Delight untortured by desire.
Through thee, the gracious Muses turn,
To Furies, O mine Enemy!
And all the things of beauty burn
With flames of evil ecstasy.
Because of thee, ...