A Poem For Friday

Jul 27 2012 @ 6:53pm

Beach

"The Gods! The Gods!" by D.H. Lawrence:

People were bathing, and posturing themselves on the beach
and all was dreary, great robot limbs, robot breasts
robot voices, robot even the gay umbrellas.

But a woman, shy and alone, was washing herself under a tap
and the glimmer of the presence of the gods was like lilies,
and like water-lilies.

(From Complete Poems: D.H. Lawrence, edited by Vivian de Sola Pinto and Warren F. Roberts. Reprinted with the permission of Penguin Books. Image via Flickr user erjkprunczyk)