Thursday, 18 January 2007

DH Lawrence Political Poems

Thanks to Alan for these.

O! Start A Revolution

O! start a revolution ,somebody !
not to get the money
but to lose it forever .
O! start a revolution , somebody!
not to install the working classes
but to abolish the working classes forever
and have a world of men .

Kill Money

Kill money , put money out of existence .
It is a perverted instinct ,
a hidden thoughtwhich rots the brain ,
the blood , the bones , the stones , the soul.
Make up your mind about it all:
that society must establish itself upon a different principle
from the one we’ve got now.
We must have the courage of mutual trust.
We must have the modesty of simple living.
And the individual must have his house ,
food and fire all free - like a bird.

DH Lawrence

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