Who is D. H. LawrenceDavid Herbert Lawrence (11 September 1885 – 2 March 1930) was an English writer and poet. His collected works represent, among other things, an extended reflection upon the dehumanising effects of modernity and industrialisation. Some of the issues Lawrence explores are sexuality, emotional health, vitality, spontaneity, and instinct.
Lawrence's opinions earned him many enemies and he endured official persecution, censorship, and misrepresentation of his creative work throughout the second half of his life, much of which he spent in a voluntary exile he called his "savage pilgrimage". At the time of his death, his public reputation was that of a pornographer who had wasted his considerable talents. E. M. Forster, in an obituary notice, challenged this widely held...
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D. H. Lawrence Poems
- Winter In The Boulevard
The frost has settled down upon the trees
And ruthlessly strangled off the fantasies
Of leaves that have gone unnoticed, swept like old
Romantic stories now no more to be told....
- Whales Weep Not!
They say the sea is cold, but the sea contains
the hottest blood of all, and the wildest, the most urgent.
All the whales in the wider deeps, hot are they, as they urge...
- Week-night Service
The five old bells
Are hurrying and eagerly calling,
They know, but clamorously falling...
- Virgin Youth
Now and again
All my body springs alive,
And the life that is polarised in my eyes,
That quivers between my eyes and mouth,...
- Under The Oak
You, if you were sensible,
When I tell you the stars flash signals, each one dreadful,
You would not turn and answer me
“The night is wonderful.”...
Top 10 most used topics by D. H. LawrenceNight 43 Dark 38 Love 36 I Love You 36 White 36 Life 30 Heart 30 Soul 29 Long 27 Face 25
D. H. Lawrence Quotes
- But better die than live mechanically a life that is a repetition of repetitions.
- But then peace, peace I am so mistrustful of it so much afraid that it means a sort of weakness and giving in.
- For whereas the mind works in possibilities, the intuitions work in actualities, and what you intuitively desire, that is possible to you. Whereas what you mentally or "consciously" desire is nine times out of ten impossible; hitch your wagon to star, or you will just stay where you are.
- How beautiful maleness is, if it finds its right expression.
- I believe a man is born first unto himself-for the happy developing of himself, while the world is a nursery, and the pretty things are to be snatched for, and pleasant things tasted some people seem to exist thus right to the end. But most are born again on entering manhood then they are born to humanity, to a consciousness of all the laughing, and the never-ceasing murmur of pain and sorrow that comes from the terrible multitudes of brothers.
Comments about D. H. Lawrence
- Johncpacker: the fairest thing in nature, a flower, still has its roots in earth and manure. d. h. lawrence
- Picoiyer: “it is the last folly,” d.h. lawrence noticed. “to battle with the world.”
- Gregatkinson_jp: where we are now it seems: “men fight for liberty and win it with hard knocks. their children, brought up easy, let it slip away again, poor fools. and their grandchildren are once more slaves.” - d.h. lawrence
- Shane9963: the world of men is dreaming, it has gone mad in its sleep, and a snake is strangling it, but it can't wake up i feel most the time now. i've been able to psychically seperate from the psychological matrix around me while remaining aware and sane ~ d. h. lawrence. 1885 1930
- Mrlukki: ‘the fairest thing in nature, a flower, still has its roots in earth and manure. ‘ d. h. lawrence