DH LAWRENCE: Self-pity

I am trying to find the exact words to the first lines of this poem. The internet turns up too many variants to list them all, and this from poem sites!

Thanks in advance.

No reason to believe that anyone here will be anymore reliable than the poem sites. There could, of course, be multiple published versions of the poem.

Have you tried your library?

People here seem to be more apt to check their facts.

I was hoping someone had an older printed copy.

Haven’t checked the library yet, but will if I can.

From “Selected Poetry”, Penguin, 1986 edition (Sagar):

This is the poem in its entirety, with line breaks as I found them. He first published it in his book Pansies (1929).