Lionel Pigot Johnson

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The Dark Angel

DARK Angel, with thine aching lust
To rid the world of penitence:
Malicious Angel, who still dost
My soul such subtile violence!

The Destroyer Of A Soul

I HATE you with a necessary hate.
First, I sought patience: passionate was she:
My patience turned in very scorn of me,

In Memory

Ah! fair face gone from sight,
With all its light
Of eyes that pierced the deep!
Oh human night!

To Morfydd

A VOICE on the winds,
A voice by the waters,
Wanders and cries:
Oh! what are the winds?

Ways Of War

A TERRIBLE and splendid trust,
Heartens the host of Innisfail;
Their dream is of the swift sword-thrust;
The lightning glory of the Gael.

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Lionel Pigot Johnson (15 March 1867 - 4 October 1902) was an English poet, essayist and critic. He was born at Broadstairs, and educated at Winchester College and New College, Oxford, graduating in 1890. He became a Catholic convert in 1891. He lived a rather solitary life in London, struggling with alcoholism and his repressed homosexuality.He die ...

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