Stephen Spender

(28 February 1909 – 16 July 1995 / England)

Stephen Spender Poems

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


At Dawn she lay with her profile at that angle
Which, when she sleeps, seems the carved face of an angel.
Her hair a harp, the hand of a breeze follows
And plays, against the white cloud of the pillows.
Then, in a flush of rose, she woke, and her eyes that opened
Swam in blue through her rose flesh that dawned.
From her dew of lips, the drop of one word
Fell like the first of fountains: murmured
'Darling', upon my ears the song of the first bird.

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