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"I never saw a wild-thing"
Posted by: Stephanie (---.as1.cdy.oneeighty.com)
Date: June 02, 2005 12:10AM

I don't know if that is the wording of this poem, but it goes something like this,
"I never saw a wild-thing feel sorry for itself, even when it had fallen dead from a frozen bough"...
Does anyone know who wrote this and what the exact wording is?
Please help


Re: "I never saw a wild-thing"
Posted by: lg (Moderator)
Date: June 02, 2005 12:21AM

Stephanie, it is a very short poem by D. H. Lawrence:

Self-pity

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.

DH Lawrence


Re: "I never saw a wild-thing"
Posted by: Stephanie (---.as1.cdy.oneeighty.com)
Date: June 02, 2005 12:28AM

Thanks so very much... I couldn't remember the wording, so none of the searches I did came back with everything, and I thought I remembered it being one of Lord Byrons' poems...
Again, thanks so very much


Re: "I never saw a wild-thing"
Posted by: lg (Moderator)
Date: June 02, 2005 12:43AM

Stephanie, the poem has been discussed here at e-mule a few times prior to your inquiry:

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