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David Herbert Lawrence (1885-1930)

Self-Pity


              1I never saw a wild thing
              2sorry for itself.
              3A small bird will drop frozen dead from a bough
              4without ever having felt sorry for itself.


Online text copyright © 2003, Ian Lancashire for the Department of English, University of Toronto.
Published by the Web Development Group, Information Technology Services, University of Toronto Libraries.

Original text: D. H. Lawrence, Pansies: Poems (London: Martin Secker, 1929): 58. PR 6023 A93P3 1929 Robarts Library
First publication date: 1929
Publication date note: See Roberts A47
RPO poem editor: Ian Lancashire
RP edition: RPO 2000.
Recent editing: 4:2002/1/8

Composition date: 17 November 1928 - 24 November 1928
Composition date note: See Ellis, 584
Rhyme: abcb


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