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

  • (1/15/2018 1:52:00 PM)

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

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  • (12/16/2017 7:31:00 AM)

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

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

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

  • (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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