A Recent Visit to the D.H. Lawrence Shrine in San Cristobal, New Mexico

Eagle in New Mexico
by D.H. Lawrence
 
Towards the sun, towards the south-west
A scorched breast.
A scorched breast, breasting the sun like an answer,
Like a retort.
An eagle at the top of a low cedar-bush
On the sage-ash desert
Reflecting the scorch of the sun from his breast ;
Eagle, with the sickle dripping darkly above.

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Lawrence actually spent very little time here, although we’d like to claim him as our own.

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He and Frieda had separate rooms in life and in death:

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The tree by his cabin inspired Georgia O’Keeffe’s “Lawrence Tree” painting.

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I don’t particularly associate Lawrence with cats, but a friendly little sphinx seems to guard his grave.

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