Heart Happy (cathy_edgett) wrote,
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Poem!

Hari Bhajan publishes a weekly on-line poetry journal which I enjoy.

Here is a poem by D. H. Lawrence that hits me just right today.


Elemental

Why don’t people leave off being lovable
Or thinking they are lovable, or wanting to be lovable,
And be a bit elemental instead?

Since man is made up of the elements
Fire, and rain, and air, and live loam
And none of these is lovable
But elemental,
Man is lop-sided on the side of the angels.

I wish men would get back their balance among the elements
And be a bit more firey, as incapable of telling lies
As fire is.
I wish they’d be true to their own variation, as water is,
Which goes through all the stages of steam and stream and ice
Without losing its head.

I am sick of lovable people.
Somehow they are a lie.

D. H. Lawrence
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