Cecil Day-Lewis

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Cecil Day-Lewis


Born
in Ballintubbert, County Laois, Ireland
April 27, 1904

Died
May 22, 1972

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C. Day-Lewis, or Cecil Day-Lewis (also spelt Day Lewis)
British Poet Laureate from 1968-1972.
He also wrote mystery stories under the pseudonym of Nicholas Blake
Father of actor Daniel Day-Lewis, journalist and food writer Tamasin Day-Lewis, and writer Sean Day-Lewis.


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The Otterbury Incident

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The Complete Poems of C. Da...

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The Poetic Image

3.91 avg rating — 11 ratings — published 1947 — 12 editions
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Selected Poetry

3.22 avg rating — 9 ratings — published 1951 — 6 editions
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The Aeneid of Virgil

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Pegasus and Other Poems

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The Buried Day: A Personal ...

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Word Over All

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The Lyric Impulse

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“First, I do not sit down at my desk to put into verse something that is already clear in my mind. If it were clear in my mind, I should have no incentive or need to write about it. We do not write in order to be understood; we write in order to understand.”
Cecil Day Lewis

“In June we picked the clover,
And sea-shells in July:
There was no silence at the door,
No word from the sky.

A hand came out of August
And flicked his life away:
We had not time to bargain, mope,
Moralize, or pray.”
Cecil Day-Lewis, Overtures to Death and Other Poems

“The river this November afternoon
Rests in an equipoise of sun and cloud:
A glooming light, a gleaming darkness shroud
Its passage. All seems tranquil, all in tune.”
Cecil Day-Lewis, The Complete Poems of C. Day Lewis

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