‘Farewell To My Student’ by Stephen Spender

‘Farewell To My Student’

by Stephen Spender

“For our farewell, we went down to the foot-path
Circling the lake. You stood there, looking up at
White egrets nesting in high branches
And I, apart, stood silent, searching for
Images to recall this moment…”

You can read the complete poem here. Stephen Spender died on this day in 1995, you can read more of his work through Surrey Libraries.

Want more? Take a look at our Words in Focus book, full of great work by Surrey Poets.

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