Lawrence Durrell

(1912 - 1990 / Nepal)

Lawrence Durrell Poems

1. Delos 1/3/2003
2. Strip-Tease 1/3/2003
3. Acropolis 1/3/2003
4. This Unimportant Morning 1/3/2003

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This Unimportant Morning

This unimportant morning
Something goes singing where
The capes turn over on their sides
And the warm Adriatic rides
Her blue and sun washing
At the edge of the world and its brilliant cliffs.

Day rings in the higher airs
Pure with cicadas, and slowing
Like a pulse to smoke from farms,

Extinguished in the exhausted earth,
Unclenching like a fist and going.

Trees fume, cool, pour - and overflowing
Unstretch the feathers of birds and shake
Carpets from windows, brush with dew
The up-and-doing: and young lovers now
Their little ...

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