Quotation by Cecil Day Lewis

We'd like to fight but we fear defeat,
We'd like to work but we're feeling too weak,
We'd like to be sick but we'd get the sack,
We'd like to behave, we'd like to believe,
We'd like to love, but we've lost the knack.
Cecil Day Lewis (1904–1972), British poet. repr. In Collected Poems 1929-1936 (1948). The Magnetic Mountain, sct. 33 (1933).
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