Do not expect again a phoenix hour, The triple-towered sky, the dove complaining, Sudden the rain of gold and heart’s first ease Traced under trees by the eldritch light of sundown.
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|Birth:||27th April, 1904|
|Death:||22nd May, 1972|
|Profession:||Editor, Novelist, Poet, Professor|
Cecil Day-Lewis was born in Ballintubbert, Queen's County, Ireland. He was a Irish editor, poet, novelist and professor. He also wrote mystery stories under the pseudonym of Nicholas Blake. He was educated at Sherborne School and at Wadham College, Oxford. His first collection of poems, Beechen Vigil, appeared in 1925. During the Second World War he worked as a publications editor in the Ministry of Information. After the war he joined the publisher Chatto & Windus as a director and senior editor. He later taught poetry at Oxford, where he was Professor of Poetry from 1951 to 1956. During 1962–1963, he was the Norton Professor at Harvard University. He was appointed Poet Laureate in 1968, in succession to John Masefield.
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