Elizabeth Daryush Poems
- Subalterns She said to one: ‘How glows My heart at the hot ...
- Anger Lay By Me Anger lay by me all night long, His breath ...
- Still-Life Through the open French window the warm ...
- Flanders Fields Here the scanted daisy glows Glorious as the...
- Invalid Dawn Above the grey down Gather, wan, the ...
- Children Of Wealth In Your War... Children of wealth in...
- Unknown Warrior Not that broad path chose he, which whoso ...
Elizabeth Daryush was an English poet.
Life and Career
Daughter of British poet laureate Robert Bridges, Elizabeth Daryush had a privileged upbringing in Victorian and Edwardian England. Although she followed her father's lead not only in choosing poetry as her life's work but also in the traditional style of poetry she chose to write, the themes of her work are often ... more »
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She said to one: ‘How glows
My heart at the hot thought
Of battle’s glorious throes!’
He said: ‘For us who fought
Are icy memories
That must for ever freeze
The sunny hours they bought.’
She said to one: ‘How light
Must your freed heart be now,
After the heavy fight!”
He said: ‘Well I don’t know…..
The war gave one a shake,
Somehow, knocked one awake…..
Now. life’s so deadly slow.’