poet Clive Staples Lewis

Clive Staples Lewis

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  • Kathy Tucker (9/22/2020 6:24:00 AM)

    Does anybody know if C S Lewis wrote a poem, which started " Cat, nine days old, knit out of soot" ?

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  • Reul Lewis (9/15/2020 9:51:00 AM)

    find the poems of c.s. very sincere lewis, well written. I hope there are reflections of them in mine: https: //gabrielk-poetamarginal.blogspot/

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  • Katrina (3/3/2020 7:38:00 AM)

    whats the mood of the poem.

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  • Colin Cedar Bell Colin Cedar Bell (4/15/2015 5:52:00 AM)

    I have read most anything by C.S. Lewis and highly respect him. I also write poems and consider him kind of my mentor (not only for poems) . Of course I never met him, but in his writings and recordings. The poem 'The Future of Forestry' impressed me and inspired me to write a little short story and a poem as kind of a sequel to it. You can find it at https: //colincedarbell.wordpress, com/poetry/the-future-of-forestry

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  • Jack Nelly (4/20/2009 2:22:00 AM)

    Hey I'm a big fan of C.S. Lewis and agree with his views. I'm reading 'Mere Christianity' now and i just have this problem with the Law of Nature. Remember, i think he's a genius and hence i think he's right; so I'd love someone to blow this query out of the water.

    I think he states that this 'standard' is ingrained in all (or most) of us, that we cannot get rid of it. This standard we all have he says must have been given to us by some other mind or being which is God. The problem i have is this: Could we not find or create this standard ourselves by simply putting ourselves in others shoes and treating others how we would like to be treated?

    Cheers
    Jack

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  • Lori Smith (6/13/2005 8:04:00 PM)

    After reading some of his books, I have come to love Lewis. He has been catapulted to the top of my favorite authors list. I can't wait to meet Lewis on the other side.

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Best Poem of Clive Staples Lewis

Evolutionary Hymn

Lead us, Evolution, lead us
Up the future's endless stair;
Chop us, change us, prod us, weed us.
For stagnation is despair:
Groping, guessing, yet progressing,
Lead us nobody knows where.

Wrong or justice, joy or sorrow,
In the present what are they
while there's always jam-tomorrow,
While we tread the onward way?
Never knowing where we're going,
We can never go astray.

To whatever variation
Our posterity may turn
Hairy, squashy, or crustacean,
Bulbous-eyed or square of stern,
Tusked or toothless, mild or ruthless,
Towards ...

Read the full of Evolutionary Hymn

As The Ruin Falls

All this is flashy rhetoric about loving you.
I never had a selfless thought since I was born.
I am mercenary and self-seeking through and through:
I want God, you, all friends, merely to serve my turn.

Peace, re-assurance, pleasure, are the goals I seek,
I cannot crawl one inch outside my proper skin:
I talk of love --a scholar's parrot may talk Greek--
But, self-imprisoned, always end where I begin.