Victoria Sackville-West

(1892 - 1962 / England)

Victoria Sackville-West Poems

1. Mariana In The North 4/15/2010
2. Sailing Ships 4/15/2010
3. Bee-Master 4/15/2010
4. Trio 4/15/2010
5. Song 4/15/2010
6. Full Moon 4/15/2010
7. Moonlight 1/13/2003
8. Making Cider 4/15/2010
9. Evening 4/15/2010
10. Beechwoods At Knole 1/1/2004
11. The Greater Cats 1/1/2004
12. Leopards At Knole 1/1/2004
13. A Saxon Song 4/15/2010
14. Bitterness 4/15/2010
15. Tuscany 4/15/2010
16. And So It Ends 1/1/2004
17. Days I Enjoy 1/1/2004
Best Poem of Victoria Sackville-West

Days I Enjoy

Days I enjoy are days when nothing happens,
When I have no engagements written on my block,
When no one comes to disturb my inward peace,
When no one comes to take me away from myself
And turn me into a patchwork, a jig-saw puzzle,
A broken mirror that once gave a whole reflection,
Being so contrived that it takes too long a time
To get myself back to myself when they have gone.
The years are too strickly measured, and life too short
For me to afford such bits of myself to my friends.
And what have I to give my friends in the last resort?
An ...

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Leopards At Knole

Leopards on the gable-ends,
Leopards on the painted stair,
Stiff the blazoned shield they bear,
Or and gules, a bend of vair,
Leopards on the gable-ends,
Leopards everywhere.

Guard and vigil in the night
While the ancient house is sleeping

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