Self-Pity Poem by David Herbert Lawrence


Rating: 3.5

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.


A small and beautiful poem from the great poet.

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Sandra 06 February 2018

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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Mohamed Ali 21 July 2017

I first heard about this from a movie.. and it was so catchy

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Chinedu Dike 25 August 2020

Insightful lines. A work of an intricate mind. Thanks for sharing and do remain enriched.

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Cynthia Wyatt 09 June 2018

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.

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Hector Lebron 22 April 2018

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

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Linda 15 January 2018

Movie: G.I. Jane - Demi Moore lead actress 1997

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Cynthia Wyatt 09 June 2018

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

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Hector lebron 22 April 2018

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

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gavery 16 December 2017

So perfect. Small and precise, tells an essential truth.

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David Herbert Lawrence

David Herbert Lawrence

Nottinghamshire / England
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