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Bay A Book of Poems   By: (1885-1930)

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Bay: A Book of Poems by D. H. Lawrence is a beautiful collection of poetry that showcases the brilliant mind and deep emotions of the renowned author. The poems within this anthology cover a wide range of themes, from love and desire to nature and spirituality.

Lawrence's language is exquisitely crafted, painting vivid images within the reader's mind. His words have a musical quality to them, flowing seamlessly from one line to the next. Each poem is a masterpiece in its own right, expressing raw emotion and introspection with remarkable clarity.

One of the standout aspects of this collection is Lawrence's exploration of sensuality and desire. His poems on love and passion are so intensely intimate that they often feel like glimpses into the author's own soul. The sensuality portrayed is not merely physical but also spiritual, delving deep into the complexities of human desires and connections.

Furthermore, Lawrence's keen observations of nature are a testament to his ability to find beauty in the smallest details. Whether describing a bird in flight, a flower in bloom, or the changing seasons, he captures the essence of these natural elements and infuses them with profound meaning. The connection between the natural world and human emotions is a recurring motif throughout the poems, adding another layer of depth and resonance.

While some readers may find certain poems challenging due to their abstract nature or complex language, others will appreciate the opportunity for deeper introspection and interpretation. It is precisely through Lawrence's ability to evoke powerful emotions and provoke contemplation that his poetry becomes truly impactful.

In conclusion, Bay: A Book of Poems by D. H. Lawrence is an exceptional collection that celebrates the beauty of language and the complexities of the human experience. Lawrence's masterful craftsmanship and profound insights make this anthology a worthy addition to any poetry lover's shelf.

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D.H. Lawrence (1919) Bay: A Book of Poems

Transcriber's Note: These poems were first published by the Beaumont Press in a limited edition. Facsimile page images from the original publication, including facsimile images of the original coloured illustrations by Anne Estelle Rice, are freely available from the Internet Archive.


To Cynthia Asquith


GUARDS Where the trees rise like cliffs

THE LITTLE TOWN AT EVENING The chime of the bells

LAST HOURS The cool of an oak's unchequered shade

TOWN London

AFTER THE OPERA Down the stone stairs

GOING BACK The night turns slowly round

ON THE MARCH We are out on the open road

BOMBARDMENT The town has opened to the sun

WINTER LULL Because of the silent snow

THE ATTACK When we came out of the wood

OBSEQUIAL ODE Surely you've trodden straight

SHADES Shall I tell you, then, how it is?

BREAD UPON THE WATERS So you are lost to me

RUINATION The sun is bleeding its fires upon the mist

RONDEAU The hours have tumbled their leaden sands


WAR BABY The child like mustard seed

NOSTALGIA The waning moon looks upward



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