Who is Laurie Lee

Laurence Edward Alan "Laurie" Lee, MBE (26 June 1914 – 13 May 1997) was an English poet, novelist and screenwriter, who was brought up in the small village of Slad in Gloucestershire.

His most famous work is the autobiographical trilogy Cider with Rosie (1959), As I Walked Out One Midsummer Morning (1969), and A Moment of War (1991). The first volume recounts his childhood in the Slad Valley. The second deals with his leaving home for London and his first visit to Spain in 1935, and the third with his return to Spain in December 1937 to join the Republican International Brigades.

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Laurie Lee Poems

  • April Rise
    If ever I saw blessing in the air
    I see it now in this still early day
    Where lemon-green the vaporous morning drips
    Wet sunlight on the powder of my eye. ...
  • Milkmaid
    The girl's far treble, muted to the heat,
    calls like a fainting bird across the fields
    to where her flock lies panting for her voice,
    their black horns buried deep in marigolds. ...
  • Apples
    Behold the applesâ?? rounded worlds:
    juice-green of July rain,
    the black polestar of flowers, the rind
    mapped with its crimson stain. ...
  • Town Owl
    On eves of cold, when slow coal fires,
    rooted in basements, burn and branch,
    brushing with smoke the city air;
    When quartered moons pale in the sky, ...
  • The Long War For Peace Day
    Less passionate the long war throws
    its burning thorn about all men,
    caught in one grief, we share one wound,
    and cry one dialect of pain. ...
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Girl 3 Green 3 Black 3 Hunger 3 Cold 3 Earth 3 Grass 3 Grief 3 Star 2 Tree 2

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William Blake Poem
The Human Abstract
 by William Blake

Pity would be no more,
If we did not make somebody Poor;
And Mercy no more could be.
If all were as happy as we;

And mutual fear brings peace;
Till the selfish loves increase.
Then Cruelty knits a snare,

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