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Author: DAY LEWIS, CECIL
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Day Lewis, Cecil    Poet's Biography
Alternate Author Name(s): Blake, Nicolas
53 poems available by this author


A CAROL    Poem Text    
First Line: Oh hush thee, my baby
Last Line: The price of a soul
Subject(s): Christmas; Nativity, The


A TIME TO DANCE    Poem Text    
First Line: For those had the power
Last Line: Our lives they are evergreen.
Subject(s): Aviation & Aviators; Death; Hope; Airplanes; Air Pilots; Dead, The; Optimism


ALL GONE    Poem Text    
First Line: The sea drained off, my poverty's uncovered
Last Line: Revive or drown, a liberating arm!
Subject(s): Truth


AS ONE WHO WANDERS INTO OLD WORKINGS    Poem Text    


AS ONE WHO WANDERS INTO OLD WORKINGS       


BATTLE OF BRITAIN    Poem Text    
First Line: What did we earth-bound make of it? A tangle
Last Line: Their luck, skill, nerve. And they were young like you.
Subject(s): Film (Photography); Great Britain - History; World War Ii; English History; Second World War


BIRTHDAY POEM FOR THOMAS HARDY    Poem Text    
First Line: It is birthday weather for you, dear soul
Last Line: Since you have been.
Subject(s): Hardy, Thomas (1840-1928); Poetry & Poets


DEPARTURE IN THE DARK    Poem Text    
First Line: Nothing so sharply reminds a man he is mortal
Last Line: And will be, even to the last of his dark departures.
Subject(s): Exodus From Egypt


DESIRE IS A WITCH    Poem Text    
Last Line: Pandora's privacies
Subject(s): Desire


EMILY BRONTE    Poem Text    
First Line: All is the same still. Earth and heaven locked in
Last Line: And death-rebuking star
Subject(s): Bronte, Emily (1818-1848)


FOR THE INVESTITURE    Poem Text    
First Line: Today bells ring, bands play, flags are unfurled
Last Line: One song, one prayer—god bless the prince of wales.
Subject(s): Castles; Charles, Prince Of Wales (B. 1948); Courts & Courtiers; Crowns; Happiness; Singing & Singers; Wales; Royal Court Life; Royalty; Kings; Queens; Joy; Delight; Songs; Welshmen; Welshwomen


H-- LAUGHTER WAS BETTER THAN BIRDS IN THE MORNING    Poem Text    
Last Line: For s/he lives in the earth around us, laughs from the sky
Subject(s): Morning; Conduct Of Life


HAIL TEESSIDE!    Poem Text    
First Line: Old ironmasters and their iron men
Last Line: And earn fresh honours for our own teesside.
Subject(s): Buildings & Builders; Creation; Enterprise (Ship); Iron & Steel Industry; Printing & Printers; Towns


IN HEAVEN, I SUPPOSE, LIE DOWN TOGETHER DAY LEWIS, CECIL REST FROM LOVING AND BE LIVING    Poem Text    


IN HEAVEN, I SUPPOSE, LIE DOWN TOGETHER 1 DAY LEWIS, CECIL IN THE HEART OF CONTEMPLATION'       


LEARNING TO TALK    Poem Text    
First Line: See this small one, tiptoe on
Last Line: When we go down, they will be tall ones
Subject(s): Life Change Events


MAPLE AND SUMACH    Poem Text    
First Line: Maple and sumach down this autumn ride
Last Line: Speak in me now for all who are to die!
Subject(s): Autumn; Environment; Seasons; Trees; Fall; Environmental Protection; Ecology; Conservation


MOVING IN    Poem Text    
First Line: Is it your hope, hope's hearth, heart's home, here at the lane's end
Last Line: Proudly reaped the light, passed peacefully into dark
Subject(s): Moving & Movers


MY MOTHER'S SISTER    Poem Text    
First Line: I see her against the pearl sky of dublin
Last Line: How can gthis be justified? How can it / be justified?
Subject(s): Aunts; Spinsters; Old Maids


O DREAMS, O DESTINATIONS    Poem Text    
First Line: For infants time is like a humming shell
Last Line: We settle, but like feathers on time's flow.
Subject(s): Mortality


ON NOT SAYING EVERYTHING    Poem Text    
First Line: This tree outside my window here
Last Line: From the not saying anything
Subject(s): Love; Poetry & Poets


ONE AND ONE    Poem Text    
First Line: I remember, as if it were yesterday
Last Line: Proving that one and one make one
Subject(s): Musical Instruments


RECONCILIATION    Poem Text    
First Line: All day beside the shattered tank he'd lain
Subject(s): World War Ii; Second World War


REST FROM LOVING AND BE LIVING    Poem Text    
Last Line: Cease denying, begin knowing
Subject(s): Conduct Of Life


REST FROM LOVING AND BE LIVING       


SHEEPDOG TRIALS IN HYDE PARK; FOR ROBERT FROST    Poem Text    
First Line: A shepherd stands at one end of the arena
Last Line: Controlled woolgathering is my work too
Subject(s): Animals; Dogs; Shepherds & Sheperdesses


STATUETTE: LATE MINOAN    Poem Text    
First Line: Girl of the musing mouth
Last Line: As I, unblest
Subject(s): Statues; Girls; Time


THE ALBUM    Poem Text    
First Line: I see you, a child
Last Line: Has grown to be your
Subject(s): Love


THE CHRISTMAS TREE    Poem Text    
First Line: Put out the lights now!
Last Line: If it lives or dies now
Subject(s): Christmas Trees; Environment; Nativity, The; Environmental Protection; Ecology; Conservation


THE COMMITTEE    Poem Text    
First Line: So the committee met again, and again
Last Line: Or be adjourned, sine die, their task half done?
Subject(s): Bureaucracy


THE CONFLICT    Poem Text    
First Line: I sang as one
Last Line: Between two fires.
Subject(s): Perseverance


THE ECSTATIC    Poem Text    
First Line: Lark, skylark, spilling your rubbed and round
Last Line: That estuary drop down to peace
Subject(s): Birds


THE MAGNETIC MOUNTAIN: 1    Poem Text    
First Line: Now to be with you, elate, unshared
Last Line: Oh hasten hither my kestrel joy
Subject(s): Sea; Ocean


THE MAGNETIC MOUNTAIN: 11    Poem Text    
First Line: Third defendant speaks / I have always acted for the best
Last Line: The crust crumbles, the veins run vinegar
Subject(s): Religion; Theology


THE MAGNETIC MOUNTAIN: 14    Poem Text    
First Line: Live you by love confined
Last Line: The dark in light forever
Subject(s): Love


THE MAGNETIC MOUNTAIN: 16    Poem Text    
First Line: Look west, wystan, lone flier, birdman, my bully boy
Last Line: Migrate, chaste my kestrel, you need a change of air
Subject(s): Auden, Wystan Hugh (1907-1973); Poetry & Poets


THE MAGNETIC MOUNTAIN: 21    Poem Text    
First Line: Third enemy speaks / god is a proposition
Last Line: The clinic trinity
Subject(s): Religion; Theology


THE MAGNETIC MOUNTAIN: 24    Poem Text    
First Line: Tempt me no more; for I
Last Line: Easing a saviour's birth
Subject(s): Freedom; Liberty


THE MAGNETIC MOUNTAIN: 3    Poem Text    
First Line: Somewhere beyond the railheads


THE MAGNETIC MOUNTAIN: 32    Poem Text    
First Line: You that love england, who have an ear for her music
Last Line: Wielders of power and welders of a new world.
Subject(s): England; Revolutions; English


THE NEWBORN    Poem Text    
First Line: This mannikin who just now
Last Line: Again in you
Subject(s): Life Change Events


THE SITTING    Poem Text    
First Line: So like a god I sit here
Last Line: And know not it ends in you.
Subject(s): Paintings & Painters


THE STAND-TO    Poem Text    
First Line: Autumn met me today as I walked over castle hill
Last Line: The apples drawn too early and shatters the sutyumn rose
Subject(s): Soldiers; World War Ii; Second World War


THE TOURISTS    Poem Text    
First Line: Arriving was their passion
Last Line: The state of simple being
Subject(s): Travel; Journeys; Trips


THE UNEXPLODED BOMB    Poem Text    
First Line: Two householders (semi-detached) once found
Subject(s): Bombs


THEN AND NOW    Poem Text    
First Line: Do you remember those mornings after the blitzes
Last Line: Make real, of glory, common wealth, and home.
Subject(s): Factories; Labor & Laborers; Labor Unions; Memory; News; Strikes; Surrey, England; Unemployment; Work; Workers; Labor Disputes; Lockouts


TWO SONGS: 1    Poem Text    
First Line: I've heard them lilting at loom and belting
Subject(s): World War I; First World War


TWO SONGS: 2    Poem Text    
First Line: Come, live with me and be my love
Last Line: Then live with me and be my love.
Subject(s): Dramatists; Marlowe, Christopher (1564-1593); Poverty


WALKING AWAY    Poem Text    
First Line: It is eighteen years ago, almost to the day
Last Line: And love is proved in the letting go
Subject(s): Farewell; Friendship; Growth; Parting


WATCHING POST    Poem Text    
First Line: A hill flank overlooking the axe valley
Last Line: A farmer and a poet, are keeping watch
Subject(s): War


WHERE ARE THE WAR POETS    Poem Text    
First Line: They who in folly or mere greed
Subject(s): Poetry & Poets; War


WHERE ARE THE WAR POETS?    Poem Text    
First Line: They who in folly or mere greed
Subject(s): Poetry & Poets; War


WINTER NIGHT    Poem Text    
First Line: This evening holds her breath