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Pax

by D. H. Lawrence



All that matters is to be at one with the living God
to be a creature in the house of the God of Life.


Like a cat asleep on a chair
at peace, in peace
and at one with the master of the house, with the mistress,
at home, at home in the house of the living,
sleeping on the hearth, and yawning before the fire.

Sleeping on the hearth of the living world
yawning at home before the fire of life
feeling the presence of the living God
like a great reassurance
a deep calm in the heart
a presence
as of the master sitting at the board
in his own and greater being,
in the house of life.


-- from The Complete Poems of D. H. Lawrence, by D. H. Lawrence
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amaebi
Nov. 21st, 2017 01:53 pm (UTC)
I don't usually like D.H. Lawrence, but that last image is a beaut.
bobby1933
Nov. 21st, 2017 07:17 pm (UTC)
I agree on both counts.
It was a surprise to me that he wrote poetry.
amaebi
Nov. 22nd, 2017 01:35 pm (UTC)
I knew that since first encountering him in a high school British Literature class. He usually takes a primitivist approach in poetry. And it now occurs to me that it's actually remarkable that I dislike his poetry, by and large, more than his novels. "`Hello!' she said, and immediately I knew that she intended to suck all the vigour from my manly loins...."
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