17 April 2006 | Vol. 6, No. 1


And all hours long, the town

  Roars like a beast in a cave

That is wounded there

And like to drown;

  While days rush, wave after wave

On its lair.

An invisible woe unseals

  The flood, so it passes beyond

All bounds: the great old city

Recumbent roars as it feels

  The foamy paw of the pond

Reach from immensity.

But all that it can do

  Now, as the tide rises,

Is to listen and hear the grim

Waves crash like thunder through

  The splintered streets, hear noises

Roll hollow in the interim.

About the author:

1885-1930. David Herbert Lawrence was a prolific and controversial English writer in the early 20th century. His most famous novels include Sons and Lovers, Women in Love, and Lady Chatterley's Lover. More information about Lawrence's work and life is available at Wikipedia.

For further reading:

See the complete list of work by D. H. Lawrence at 42opus. Browse the contents of 42opus Vol. 6, No. 1, where "Apprehension" ran on April 17, 2006. List other work with these same labels: poetry, classic, rhyme.

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