Quotation by D.H. Lawrence

The Lord wrote it all down on the little slate
Of the baby tortoise.
Outward and visible indication of the plan within,
The complex, manifold involvedness of an individual creature
D.H. (David Herbert) Lawrence (1885–1930), British poet. Tortoise-Shell (l. 45–48). . .

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