David Herbert Lawrence

(11 September 1885 – 2 March 1930 / Nottinghamshire / England)

New Year's Eve - Poem by David Herbert Lawrence

There are only two things now,
The great black night scooped out
And this fireglow.

This fireglow, the core,
And we the two ripe pips
That are held in store.

Listen, the darkness rings
As it circulates round our fire.
Take off your things.

Your shoulders, your bruised throat!
You breasts, your nakedness!
This fiery coat!

As the darkness flickers and dips,
As the firelight falls and leaps
From your feet to your lips!


Comments about New Year's Eve by David Herbert Lawrence

  • Susan Williams (12/28/2015 12:53:00 PM)

    My favorite lines were: As the darkness flickers and dips,
    As the firelight falls and leaps
    From your feet to your lips! (Report) Reply

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  • Savita Tyagi (12/28/2015 11:04:00 AM)

    The darkness rings as it circulates round fire! Marvelous poem. (Report) Reply

  • Ratnakar Mandlik (12/28/2015 6:10:00 AM)

    Marvelous poem with wonderful rhyme. Thanks for sharing. (Report) Reply

    Kim Barney (12/28/2015 8:23:00 AM)

    Marvelous? Misspelled word in line eleven: YOU breasts instead of YOUR breasts.

  • Ramesh T A Ramesh T A (12/28/2015 5:17:00 AM)

    Surely darkness disappears with the rise of bonfire lights on at the dawn of New year! (Report) Reply

  • Mohammed Asim Nehal Mohammed Asim Nehal (12/28/2015 1:23:00 AM)

    Superb Poem, Nicely written.....+++ (Report) Reply

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Poem Submitted: Thursday, January 1, 2004



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