Clive Staples Lewis

[C.S.] (29 November 1898 – 22 November 1963 / Belfast)

Clive Staples Lewis Poems

1. After Prayers, Lie Cold 1/1/2004
2. Alexandrines 3/21/2012
3. An Expostulation 1/1/2004
4. Apology 3/21/2012
5. As The Ruin Falls 1/1/2004
6. Ballade Mystique 3/21/2012
7. Cliche Came Out Of Its Cage 1/1/2004
8. De Profundis 3/21/2012
9. Death In Battle 3/21/2012
10. Dungeon Grates 3/21/2012
11. Evolutionary Hymn 1/1/2004
12. French Nocturne (Monchy-Le-Preux) 3/21/2012
13. Here The Whole World 3/21/2012
14. Hesperus 3/21/2012
15. How He Saw Angus, The God 3/21/2012
16. Hymn (For Boys' Voices) 3/21/2012
17. In Praise Of Solid People 3/21/2012
18. In Prison 3/21/2012
19. Irish Nocturne 3/21/2012
20. L’apprenti Sorcier 3/21/2012
21. Le Roi S’amuse 3/21/2012
22. Lullaby 3/21/2012
23. Milton Read Again (In Surrey) 3/21/2012
24. Night 3/21/2012
25. Night (Ii) 3/21/2012
26. Noon 3/21/2012
27. Ode For New Year's Day 3/21/2012
28. On A Vulgar Error 1/1/2004
29. On Being Human 1/1/2004
30. Our Daily Bread 3/21/2012
31. Oxford 3/21/2012
32. Prelude To Space 1/1/2004
33. Re-Adjustment 1/1/2004
34. Science-Fiction Cradlesong 1/1/2004
35. Song Of The Pilgrims 3/21/2012
36. The Ass 3/21/2012
37. The Autumn Morning 3/21/2012
38. The Condemned 1/1/2004
39. The Country Of The Blind 1/1/2004
40. The Future Of Forestry 3/21/2012

Comments about Clive Staples Lewis

  • 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

  • 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.

Best Poem of Clive Staples Lewis

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.

Only that now you have taught me (but how late) my lack.
I see the chasm. And everything you are was making
My heart into a bridge by which I might get ...

Read the full of As The Ruin Falls

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.

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