Cecil Day Lewis quotes

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Hunger shall make thy modest zone
And cheat fond death of all but bone--
Draw up the dew. Swell with pacific violence.
Take shape in silence. Grow as the clouds grew.
It is unwise to equate scientific activity with what we call reason, poetic activity with what we call imagination. Without the im ...
To lift, to fetch, to drive, to shed, to pen,
Are acts I recognize, with all they mean
The shepherd is the brain behind the dog's brain,
But his control of dog, like dog's of sheep
The guided missiles,
The black-and-white angels follow each quirk and jink of
Move then with new desires,
For where we used to build and love
I sang as one
Who on a tilting deck sings
Singing I was at peace,
Above the clouds, outside the ring:
We'd like to fight but we fear defeat,
We'd like to work but we're feeling too weak,
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