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 Landscape Near An Aerodrome 4/22/2010
8. The Shapes Of Death 4/22/2010
9. He Will Watch The Hawk 4/22/2010
10. On The Pilots Who Destroyed Germany In The Spring Of 1945 4/22/2010
11. O Night O Trembling Night 4/22/2010
12. A Stopwatch And An Ordnance Map 4/22/2010
13. A Childhood 4/22/2010
14. An Elementary School Classroom In A Slum 4/22/2010
15. The Pylons 4/22/2010
16. On The Third Day 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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On The Third Day

On the first summer day I lay in the valley.
Above rocks the sky sealed my eyes with a leaf
The grass licked my skin. The flowers bound my nostrils
With scented cotton threads. The soil invited
My hands and feet to grow down and have roots.
Bees and grass-hoppers drummed over
Crepitations of thirst rising from dry stones,
And the ants rearranged my ceaseless thoughts
Into different patterns for ever the same.

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