Stephen Spender

(28 February 1909 – 16 July 1995 / England)

Stephen Spender Poems

1. The Truly Great 2/19/2015
2. The Labourer In The Vineyard 4/22/2010
3. The Room Above The Square 4/22/2010
4. Port Bou 4/22/2010
5. The Trance 4/22/2010
6. Ultima Ratio Regum 4/22/2010
7. The Shapes Of Death 4/22/2010
8. The Landscape Near An Aerodrome 4/22/2010
9. On The Pilots Who Destroyed Germany In The Spring Of 1945 4/22/2010
10. A Childhood 4/22/2010
11. He Will Watch The Hawk 4/22/2010
12. A Stopwatch And An Ordnance Map 4/22/2010
13. An Elementary School Classroom In A Slum 4/22/2010
14. O Night O Trembling Night 4/22/2010
15. On The Third Day 4/22/2010
16. The Pylons 4/22/2010
17. Daybreak 4/22/2010
18. I Think Continually 4/22/2010
Best Poem of Stephen Spender

I Think Continually

I think continually of those who were truly great.
Who, from the womb, remembered the soul's history
Through corridors of light where the hours are suns
Endless and singing. Whose lovely ambition
Was that their lips, still touched with fire,
Should tell of the Spirit clothed from head to foot in song.
And who hoarded from the Spring branches
The desires falling across their bodies like blossoms.

What is precious is never to forget
The essential delight of the blood drawn from ageless springs
Breaking through rocks in worlds before our earth.
Never to deny ...

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Port Bou

As a child holds a pet,
Arms clutching but with hands that do not join,
And the coiled animal watches the gap
To outer freedom in animal air,
So the earth-and-rock flesh arms of this harbour
Embrace but do not enclose the sea
Which, through a gap, vibrates to the open sea
Where ships and dolphins swim and above is the sun.
In the bright winter sunlight I sit on the stone parapet

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