Laurie Lee

(1914 - 1997 / Gloucestershire / England)

Laurie Lee Poems

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

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,
and neons glow along the dark
like deadly nightshade on a briar;
Above the muffled traffic then
I hear the owl, and at his note
I shudder in my private chair.

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