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

On The Third Day

On the first summer day I lay in the valley.
Above rocks the sky sealed my eyes with a leaf
The grass licked my skin. The flowers bound my nostrils
With scented cotton threads. The soil invited
My hands and feet to grow down and have roots.
Bees and grass-hoppers drummed over
Crepitations of thirst rising from dry stones,
And the ants rearranged my ceaseless thoughts
Into different patterns for ever the same.

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