Clive Staples Lewis

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

Clive Staples Lewis Poems

1. Alexandrines 3/21/2012
2. Milton Read Again (In Surrey) 3/21/2012
3. Night (Ii) 3/21/2012
4. L’apprenti Sorcier 3/21/2012
5. Le Roi S’amuse 3/21/2012
6. The Witch 3/21/2012
7. The Spook 3/21/2012
8. Night 3/21/2012
9. Ode For New Year's Day 3/21/2012
10. The Autumn Morning 3/21/2012
11. The Satyr 3/21/2012
12. Victory 3/21/2012
13. Ballade Mystique 3/21/2012
14. Oxford 3/21/2012
15. Noon 3/21/2012
16. Lullaby 3/21/2012
17. The Ocean Strand 3/21/2012
18. To Sleep 3/21/2012
19. World's Desire 3/21/2012
20. Tu Ne Quaesieris 3/21/2012
21. Here The Whole World 3/21/2012
22. The Philosopher 3/21/2012
23. Song Of The Pilgrims 3/21/2012
24. How He Saw Angus, The God 3/21/2012
25. The Star-Bath 3/21/2012
26. Irish Nocturne 3/21/2012
27. Our Daily Bread 3/21/2012
28. The Ass 3/21/2012
29. Apology 3/21/2012
30. Dungeon Grates 3/21/2012
31. Hymn (For Boys' Voices) 3/21/2012
32. In Praise Of Solid People 3/21/2012
33. The Future Of Forestry 3/21/2012
34. De Profundis 3/21/2012
35. Death In Battle 3/21/2012
36. French Nocturne (Monchy-Le-Preux) 3/21/2012
37. Hesperus 3/21/2012
38. In Prison 3/21/2012
39. On A Vulgar Error 1/1/2004
40. Prelude To Space 1/1/2004

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?


  • 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


I thought there would be a grave beauty, a sunset splendour
In being the last of one's kind: a topmost moment as one watched
The huge wave curving over Atlantis, the shrouded barge
Turning away with wounded Arthur, or Ilium burning.
Now I see that, all along, I was assuming a posterity
Of gentle hearts: someone, however distant in the depths of time,
Who could pick up our signal, who could understand a story. There won't be.

Between the new Hembidae and us who are dying, already

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