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        D. H. Lawrence (1885-1930)


First Line: NOT every man has gentians in his house

Two versions of Bavarian Gentians were found in Lawrence's notebooks after his death. The version that is most commonly found is the first of the two in "Manuscript A". "Manuscript B" contains two versions of a poem titled Glory of Darkness which are very similar to Bavarian Gentians. All of these were first published in 1932. As such, the above poem is protected by copyright and cannot be displayed without permission of the copyright holder. It can be found in:

  • Lawrence, D. H. Last Poems. Richard Aldington, ed. London: Martin Secker, 1933.

    A gentian is a deep-blue flower of the Alps.