Submergence by David Herbert Lawrence

When along the pavement,
Palpitating flames of life,
People flicker round me,
I forget my bereavement,
The gap in the great constellation,
The place where a star used to be.

Nay, though the pole-star
Is blown out like a candle,
And all the heavens are wandering in disarray,
Yet when pleiads of people are
Deployed around me, and I see
The street’s long outstretched Milky Way,

When people flicker down the pavement,
I forget my bereavement.

by David Herbert Lawrence

Other poems by 'David Herbert Lawrence'

Ballad of Another Ophelia

Gloire de Dijon

Scent of Irises

The Punisher

Tortoise Gallantry

Craving for Spring

Troth with the Dead

Study

New Year's Eve

Mating

Search Poems
e.g. love, marriage, kids

Popular poems this week

In Silence We Left

The Lost Dances of Cranes

The Author to her Book

Summer Evening

The Lesson

A chilly Peace infests the Grass

To Mæcenas

You Fit Into Me

mr youse needn't be so spry..

Oh, honey of an hour