David Herbert Lawrence

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

Self-Pity - Poem by David Herbert Lawrence

I never saw a wild thing
sorry for itself.
A small bird will drop frozen dead from a bough
without ever having felt sorry for itself.


Comments about Self-Pity by David Herbert Lawrence

  • (6/9/2018 7:32:00 PM)

    I write poetry. This poem got my attention quickly, for its form self pity. So! any people indulge in self pity these days, wanting to blame someone else. Woe is me. If they live long enough they will figure out that they wasted a lot of time on self pity. I have Post Traumatic Stress Disorder due to sexual, mental, physical, and emotional abuse and not even I have I time for self pity. Life goes on. The poet I feel has know pain, heartache and loss. Thank you. (Report)Reply

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  • (4/22/2018 3:42:00 PM)

    Or ever the silver cord be loosed, or golden bowl be broken, or the pitcher be broken at the fountain, or the wheel broken at the cistern. Ecclesiastes 12: 6 (Report)Reply

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  • (1/15/2018 1:52:00 PM)

    Movie: G.I. Jane - Demi Moore lead actress 1997 (Report)Reply

    (6/9/2018 7:35:00 PM)

    Yes, yet only after I saw it for the second time and I was alone.

    (4/22/2018 4:22:00 PM)

    You'll cheer her for courage opportunity with Navy SEALS! Awesome hit! !

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  • (12/16/2017 7:31:00 AM)

    So perfect. Small and precise, tells an essential truth. (Report)Reply

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  • Mohamed Ali (7/21/2017 1:02:00 PM)

    I first heard about this from a movie.. and it was so catchy (Report)Reply

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  • (6/26/2014 12:05:00 AM)

    A small and beautiful poem from the great poet. (Report)Reply

    (2/6/2018 11:08:00 AM)

    I finally took time to watch G.I. Jane today. It was great! Took time to google the poem Self Pity, very touching, very true.

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Poem Submitted: Thursday, January 1, 2004



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