Stephen Spender

Stephen Spender

England
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Sir Stephen Harold Spender was an English poet, novelist and essayist who concentrated on themes of social injustice and the class struggle in his work. He was appointed the seventeenth Poet Laureate Consultant in Poetry to the United States Library of Congress in 1965.

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Early Years

Spender was born in Kensington, Lo ...
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I Think Continually
I think continually of those who were truly great.
Who, from the womb, remembered the soul's history
Through corridors of light where the hours are suns
Endless and singing. Whose lovely ambition
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Daybreak
At Dawn she lay with her profile at that angle
Which, when she sleeps, seems the carved face of an angel.
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3.
On The Third Day
On the first summer day I lay in the valley.
Above rocks the sky sealed my eyes with a leaf
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4.
O Night O Trembling Night
O night O trembling night O night of sighs
O night when my body was a rod O night
When my mouth was a vague animal cry
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5.
The Pylons
The secret of these hills was stone, and cottages
Of that stone made,
And crumbling roads
That turned on sudden hidden villages
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