Thom Gunn Poems

Thom Gunn was an English poet born in 1929. Today, he is associated with The Movement, a group of writers including Philip Larkin and Kingsley Amis. His best-known work is The Man With Night Sweats published in 1992

Baby Song

by Thom Gunn

‘Baby Song’ by Thom Gunn depicts the experiences, emotions, and thoughts of a baby who has been born recently.

From the private ease of Mother's womb

I fall into the lighted room.


Why don't they simply put me back

Where it is warm amd wet and black?

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