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A collection of poems by

D. H. Lawrence's best known collection of poems. The title does not refer to flowers, but is derived from the French pensees, meaning thoughts -thoughts which, according to Lawrence in his introduction, come "as much from the heart and the genitals as from the head."

In the foreword D. H. Lawrence writes: "I wish these 'Pansies' to be taken as thoughts rather than anything else; casual thoughts that are true while they are true and irrelevant when the mood and circumstance changes. I should like them to be as fleeting as pansies, which wilt so soon, and are so fascinating with their varied faces, while they last."

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March 2002 : USA Paperback

Title: Pansies: Poems by D. H. Lawrence
Author(s): D H Lawrence
ISBN: 1-58963-674-0 / 978-1-58963-674-3 (USA edition)
Publisher: Fredonia Books (NL)
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October 1988 : UK Paperback

Title: Pansies: A Selection
Author(s): D H Lawrence
ISBN: 0-947710-07-8 / 978-0-947710-07-1 (UK edition)
Publisher: Yorick Books
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