19 April 2006 | Vol. 6, No. 1
I never saw a wild thing
sorry for itself.
A small bird will drop frozen dead from a bough
without ever having felt sorry for itself.
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 "Self-pity" ran on April 19, 2006. List other work with these same labels: poetry, classic.