photograph above shows the D. H. Lawrence Memorial at the Kiowa
Ranch near Taos, New Mexico. Lawrence
arrived in America and first saw the ranch (formerly called
"Flying Heart") in
1922. He and his wife, Frieda, lived there
during the summers of 1924 and 1925.
It was the only property the Lawrences ever owned.
After his death, Frieda stayed at the ranch for a number of years
enjoying the company of many famous visitors. The
ranch today belongs to the
University of New Mexico and is used for writers' retreats. In the essay "New Mexico," Lawrence
I think New Mexico
was the greatest experience from the outside world that I have
ever had. It certainly changed me for ever. . . . In the
magnificent fierce morning of New Mexico one sprang awake, a new
part of the soul woke up suddenly, and the old world gave way to
a new. . . .
Lawrence Ranch as Landmark
D.H. Lawrence Ranch is listed on the National Register of
Historic Places as of 2004. The nomination,
which is available online, was sponsored by the DHLSNA and contains
the following information:
Description of Ranch Features
Chronology of DHL in New
Statement of Historical
Lawrence's Literary Standing
Lawrence in America
Ranch Life & Literary Works
Frieda's Ranch Years
Lawrence's Influence in America
Ranch Uses Today
Kiowa Ranch Sketch Maps
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non-profit academic organization interested in D. H. Lawrence and all his
works--poetry, fiction, drama, essays, travel writing, literary
criticism, painting, and letters; in scholarship on Lawrence;
and in creative works inspired by him. Anyone may
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only when she is burnt, burnt alive, burnt down
to hot and flocculent ash.
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with strands of down like floating ash
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