David Herbert Lawrence

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

The Song Of A Man Who Has Come Through - Poem by David Herbert Lawrence

Not I, not I, but the wind that blows through me!
A fine wind is blowing the new direction of Time.
If only I let it bear me, carry me, if only it carry me!
If only I am sensitive, subtle, oh, delicate, a winged gift!
If only, most lovely of all, I yield myself and am borrowed
By the fine, fine wind that takes its course though the chaos of the world
Like a fine, and exquisite chisel, a wedge-blade inserted;
If only I am keen and hard like the sheer tip of a wedge
Diven by invisible split, we shall come at the wonder, we shall find the Hesperides.

Oh, for the wonder that bubbles into my soul,
I would be a good fountain, a good well-head,
Would blur no whisper, spoil no expression.

What is the knocking?
What is the knocking at the door in the night?
It's somebody wants to do us harm.

No, no, it is the three strange angels.
Admit them, admit them.


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  • (5/12/2018 4:03:00 PM)

    missing text:
    Driven by invisible blows,
    The rock will split,
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  • (1/4/2018 4:36:00 PM)

    The line at the end of the first stanza is wrong. It should read: Driven by invisible blows, the rock will split... (Report)Reply

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Poem Submitted: Thursday, January 1, 2004



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