The dawn was apple-green,
The sky was green wine held up in the sun,
The moon was a golden petal between.

She opened her eyes, and green
They shone, clear like flowers undone,
For the first time, now for the first time seen.

D H Lawrence Complete Poems

This poem was first published in Poetry magazine in 1914 and can now be found in the Penguin Twentieth Century Classics edition of D. H. Lawrence's The Complete Poems.

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