Quotation by D.H. Lawrence

But must I confess how I liked him,
How glad I was he had come like a guest in quiet, to drink at my
water-trough
And depart peaceful, pacified, and thankless,
Into the burning bowels of this earth?
D.H. (David Herbert) Lawrence (1885–1930), British poet. Snake (l. 27–30). . .

The Complete Poems [D. H. Lawrence]. Vivian de Sola Pinto and Warren Roberts, eds. (1993) Penguin Books.
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