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Amores

D. H. Lawrence

Book Overview: 

Amores is one of D. H. Lawrence's earliest works of poetry, was a precursor to his delving in free verse in later collections. The poems in this collection are characterized by haunting and dark themes, sensuousness and his controversial dealing with sexual topics.

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Book Excerpt: 
. . .I greet the cloud
Of blue palace aloft there, among misty indefinite
    dreams that range
At the back of my life's horizon, where the dreamings
    of past lives crowd.

Over the nearness of Norwood Hill, through the
    mellow veil
Of the afternoon glows to me the old romance of
    David and Dora,
With the old, sweet, soothing tears, and laughter
    that shakes the sail
Of the ship of the soul over seas where dreamed
    dreams lure the unoceaned explorer.

All the bygone, hushèd years
Streaming back where the mist distils
Into forgetfulness: soft-sailing waters where fears
No longer shake, where the silk sail fills
With an unfelt breeze that ebbs over the seas, where
    the storm
Of living has passed, on and on
Through the coloured i. . . Read More

Community Reviews

D.H. Lawrence is/was clearly a brilliant writer, but had I known that every poem in this book was going to be about the same carnal subject, I would not have chosen it (clearly I should have heeded the title as a red-flag). However, I will concede that I did particularly enjoy several of the poem...more

Lawrence has a very unique way of putting across his words , it can't be described by words all I can say its written passionately , extracted from his innate desires & unlike any other author perfectly imperfect.