David Herbert Lawrence

(11 September 1885 – 2 March 1930 / Nottinghamshire / England)

Discord In Childhood - Poem by David Herbert Lawrence

Outside the house an ash-tree hung its terrible whips,
And at night when the wind arose, the lash of the tree
Shrieked and slashed the wind, as a ship’s
Weird rigging in a storm shrieks hideously.

Within the house two voices arose in anger, a slender lash
Whistling delirious rage, and the dreadful sound
Of a thick lash booming and bruising, until it drowned
The other voice in a silence of blood, ’neath the noise of the ash.


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Poem Submitted: Thursday, January 1, 2004



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