Sunday, 27 May 2007

The Rainbow - An Excerpt

D.H. Lawrence (1915)

...She knew and the rainbow stood on the earth. She knew that the sordid people who crept hard-scaled and separate on the face of the world’s corruption were living still, that the rainbow was arched in their blood and would quiver to life in their spirit, that they would cast off their horny covering of disintegration; that new, clean, naked bodies would issue to a new germination, to a new growth, rising to the light
And the wind and the clean rain of heaven.

She saw in the rainbow the earth’s new architecture, the old, brittle corruption of houses and factories swept away, the world built up in a living fabric of Truth fitting to the over-arching heaven...

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