Laurie Lee

(1914 - 1997 / Gloucestershire / England)

Laurie Lee Poems

1. The Long War For Peace Day 12/12/2013
2. Christmas Landscape 4/12/2010
3. Winter Poem 4/12/2010
4. Milkmaid 1/3/2003
5. Home From Abroad 1/3/2003
6. Town Owl 1/3/2003
7. Apples 1/3/2003
8. April Rise 1/3/2003
Best Poem of Laurie Lee

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.

Blown bubble-film of blue, the sky wraps round
Weeds of warm light whose every root and rod
Splutters with soapy green, and all the world
Sweats with the bead of summer in its bud.

If ever I heard blessing it is there
Where birds in trees that shoals and shadows are
Splash with their hidden wings and drops of sound
Break on my ears their crests of throbbing air.

Pure in the haze the ...

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