This I Believe. Mr. C. Day Lewis is one of Britain's leading poets. After graduating from Oxford, he became a school master. His lyric works have a gentleness and a clarity rarely found in present-day English poetry. In 1951, he was elected to the Chair of Poetry at Oxford, but under the pseudonym of Nicholas Blake, he writes detective novels. So successful were these stories, that he gave up teaching and now concentrates on his writing. He is distinguished as a reader of poetry and frequently recites for the BBC, often with his actress wife, Jill Balcon. Hear now the beliefs of C. Day Lewis.