Cecil Day-Lewis Poems

Cecil Day-Lewis was an Irish poet who served as Poet Laureate from 1968 to 1972. His work is often related to that of W.H. Auden and Stephen Spender. He wrote many important collections of poetry, like The Gate and Other Poems, and some prose as well, such as his autobiography The Buried Day.

Walking Away

by Cecil Day-Lewis

Parents everywhere can relate to this poem, Walking Away, by Cecil Day-Lewis. Here, the speaker is a parent who thinks

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