David Herbert Lawrence

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

Bei Hennef


The little river twittering in the twilght,
The wan, wandering look of the pale sky.
This is almost bliss.

And everything shut up and gone to sleep,
All the troubles and anxieties and pain
Gone under the twilight.

Only the twilight now, and the soft 'Sh! ' of the river
That will last for ever.

And at last I know my love for you is here;
I can see it all, it is whole like the twilight,
It is large, so large, I could not see it before,
Because of the little lights and flickers and interruptions,
Troubles, anxieties and pains.

You are the call and I am the answer.
You are the wish, and I the fufilment.
You are the night, and I the day.
What else? It is perfect enough.
It is perfectly complete,
You and I,
What more--?
Strange how we suffer in spite of this.

Submitted: Monday, November 15, 2004

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  • Rookie Rich Hanson (11/15/2004 9:25:00 PM)

    Lawrence is one of my favorite poets. I was surprised that this gem of a poem wasn't already included on the poemhunter site. The poem is one of my favorites. (Report) Reply

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