- C. Day Lewis (1904-1972)
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It can be found for example in:
Abcarian, Richard, and Marvin Klotz, eds. Literature: The Human Experience (Shorter Fourth Edition with Essays).
New York: St. Martin's Press, 1988, or in: Ferguson, Margaret, Mary Jo
Salter, and Jon Stallworthy, eds. The Norton Anthology of Poetry
(Fourth Edition). New York: W.W. Norton & Company, 1996.
The poem was written as a variant of Christopher Marlowe's
The Passionate Shepherd to His Love.
Day Lewis was the Poet Laureate of England from 1968 to 1972.