Quotation by D.H. Lawrence

I missed my chance with one of the lords
Of life.
And I have something to expiate;
A pettiness.
D.H. (David Herbert) Lawrence (1885–1930), British author. "Snake," The Complete Poems, p. 351, Penguin Books (1984).

The "lord of life" is a snake at which the speaker threw a log.
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