‘The Truly Great’ by Stephen Spender

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by Stephen Spender

“I think continually of those who were truly great.
Who, from the womb, remembered the soul’s history
Through corridors of light where the hours are suns
Endless and singing. Whose lovely ambition
Was that their lips, still touched with fire…”

You can read the complete poem here. Stephen Spender died on this day in 1995, you can read his selected poems with Surrey Libraries.

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