Poetry Explorer- Classic Contemporary Poetry, SORROW, by DAVID HERBERT LAWRENCE



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First Line: Why does the thin grey strand
Last Line: I watched them float up the dark chimney.
Alternate Author Name(s): Lawrence, D. H.
Subject(s): Grief; Sorrow; Sadness


Why does the thin grey strand
Floating up from the forgotten
Cigarette between my fingers,
Why does it trouble me?

Ah, you will understand;
When I carried my mother downstairs,
A few times only, at the beginning
Of her soft-foot malady,

I should find, for a reprimand
To my gaiety, a few long grey hairs
On the breast of my coat; and one by one
I watched them float up the dark chimney.





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