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Dame Edith Louisa Sitwell

(7 September 1887 - 9 December 1964 / Scarborough, Yorkshire)

Poems of Dame Edith Louisa Sitwell

1. Aubade 1/1/2004
2. Bells Of Gray Crystal 1/13/2003
3. By The Lake 1/1/2004
4. Came the Great Popinjay 1/1/2004
5. Clowns' Houses 1/1/2004
6. Eventail 4/2/2010
7. Four in the Morning 1/1/2004
8. Heart And Mind 4/2/2010
9. Interlude 4/2/2010
10. Poetry 4/2/2010
11. Portrait Of A Barmaid 4/2/2010
12. Scotch Rhapsody 3/9/2012
13. Solo For Ear-Trumpet 4/2/2010
14. Still Falls the Rain 1/1/2004
15. The Dancers: (During A Great Battle, 1916) 4/2/2010
16. The Fan 1/1/2004
17. The Lady With The Sewing-Machine 4/2/2010
18. The Web Of Eros 4/2/2010
19. When Cold December 1/1/2004

By The Lake

ACROSS the flat and the pastel snow
Two people go . . . . 'And do you remember
When last we wandered this shore?' . . . 'Ah no!
For it is cold-hearted December.'
'Dead, the leaves that like asses's ears hung on the trees
When last we wandered and squandered joy here;
Now Midas your husband will listen for these
Whispers--these tears for joy's bier.'
And as they walk, they seem tall pagodas;

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