Who is D. H. Lawrence

David 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,
    Imploring, protesting
    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.”...
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Top 10 most used topics by D. H. Lawrence

Night 43 Dark 38 Love 36 I Love You 36 White 36 Life 30 Heart 30 Soul 29 Long 27 Face 25


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  • Gswsyndicate: one�s action ought to come out of an achieved stillness: not to be a mere rushing on. ~d.h. lawrence
  • Lumin_vulpes: said d. h. lawrence: when i read shakespeare i am struck with wonder that such trivial people should muse and thunder in such lovely language.
  • Jayantjigyasu: "an individual may emerge from the masses, but his emergence does not alter the masses; masses are unalterable." - d.h.lawrence in lady chatterley's lover
  • Aleksanbogdanic: it seems to me it was the greatest pity in the world when philosophy and fiction got split. they used to be one, right from the days of myth. then they went and parted like a nagging married couple. ... so the novel went sloppy, and philosophy went abstract-dry. - d. h. lawrence
  • Hannahroxanne96: "life is ours to be spent, not to be saved." -d. h. lawrence
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