A Poem By Landor, Revised


While reading through The Razor’s Edge by W. Somerset Maugham, I came across a reference to this short poetic work.

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I strove with none, for none was worth my strife.
Nature I loved and, next to Nature, Art:
I warm’d both hands before the fire of life;
It sinks, and I am ready to depart.

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I loved it immediately and, after thinking on it a few minutes, decided that I would have only changed it slightly to find it perfect.

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I strove with none, my strife found aim at none.
Nature I loved and, next to Nature, Art:
I warm’d both hands before the fire of life;
It sinks, and I am ready to depart.

A Revision Of Landor, by M. Landers
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2 comments

  1. Very nice revision. The Razor’s Edge may not make many top 100 lists but when I read it as a teenager it changed the course of my life…yeah I know it’s corny but along with Dylan’s lyrics and blues music in general Maugham’s story opened my eyes to the big wide world.

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    1. I’m gonna be reviewing it here soon. Without giving away the ending, I’d love to hear your thoughts and why you found it formative (apart from the age at which you read it).

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