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Stephen Spender

(28 February 1909 – 16 July 1995 / England)

Poems of Stephen Spender

1. A Childhood 4/22/2010
2. A Stopwatch and an Ordnance Map 4/22/2010
3. An Elementary School Classroom in a Slum 4/22/2010
4. Daybreak 4/22/2010
5. He will Watch the Hawk 4/22/2010
6. I Think Continually 4/22/2010
7. O Night O Trembling Night 4/22/2010
8. On The Pilots Who Destroyed Germany In The Spring Of 1945 4/22/2010
9. On The Third Day 4/22/2010
10. Port Bou 4/22/2010
11. The Labourer In The Vineyard 4/22/2010
12. The Landscape near an Aerodrome 4/22/2010
13. The Pylons 4/22/2010
14. The Room Above the Square 4/22/2010
15. The Shapes of Death 4/22/2010
16. The Trance 4/22/2010
17. Ultima Ratio Regum 4/22/2010


At Dawn she lay with her profile at that angle
Which, when she sleeps, seems the carved face of an angel.
Her hair a harp, the hand of a breeze follows
And plays, against the white cloud of the pillows.
Then, in a flush of rose, she woke, and her eyes that opened
Swam in blue through her rose flesh that dawned.
From her dew of lips, the drop of one word
Fell like the first of fountains: murmured
'Darling', upon my ears the song of the first bird.

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