Stephen Spender

(28 February 1909 – 16 July 1995 / England)

Stephen Spender Poems

1. I Think Continually 4/22/2010
2. Daybreak 4/22/2010
3. The Pylons 4/22/2010
4. An Elementary School Classroom In A Slum 4/22/2010
5. A Stopwatch And An Ordnance Map 4/22/2010
6. On The Third Day 4/22/2010
7. O Night O Trembling Night 4/22/2010
8. The Landscape Near An Aerodrome 4/22/2010
9. Ultima Ratio Regum 4/22/2010
10. On The Pilots Who Destroyed Germany In The Spring Of 1945 4/22/2010
11. A Childhood 4/22/2010
12. He Will Watch The Hawk 4/22/2010
13. The Shapes Of Death 4/22/2010
14. The Trance 4/22/2010
15. Port Bou 4/22/2010
16. The Room Above The Square 4/22/2010
17. The Labourer In The Vineyard 4/22/2010
18. The Truly Great 2/19/2015
Best Poem of Stephen Spender

I Think Continually

I think continually of those who were truly great.
Who, from the womb, remembered the soul's history
Through corridors of light where the hours are suns
Endless and singing. Whose lovely ambition
Was that their lips, still touched with fire,
Should tell of the Spirit clothed from head to foot in song.
And who hoarded from the Spring branches
The desires falling across their bodies like blossoms.

What is precious is never to forget
The essential delight of the blood drawn from ageless springs
Breaking through rocks in worlds before our earth.
Never to deny ...

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The Truly Great

I think continually of those who were truly great.
Who, from the womb, remembered the soul's history
Through corridors of light, where the hours are suns,
Endless and singing. Whose lovely ambition
Was that their lips, still touched with fire,
Should tell of the Spirit, clothed from head to foot in song.
And who hoarded from the Spring branches
The desires falling across their bodies like blossoms.

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