Elizabeth Daryush Poems
- Children Of Wealth In Your War... Children of wealth in...
- Subalterns She said to one: ‘How glows My heart at the hot ...
- Still-Life Through the open French window the warm ...
- You Should At Times Go Out You should at times go out from ...
- Flanders Fields Here the scanted daisy glows Glorious as the...
- Invalid Dawn Above the grey down Gather, wan, the ...
- After Bank Holiday Now deserted are the roads Where awhile ...
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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Children Of Wealth In Your Warm Nursery
Children of wealth in your warm nursery,
Set in the cushioned window-seat to watch
The volleying snow, guarded invisibly
By the clear double pane through which no touch
Untimely penetrates, you cannot tell
What winter means; its cruel truths to you
Are only sound and sight; your citadel
Is safe from feeling, and from knowledge too.
Go down, go out to elemental wrong,
Waste your too round limbs, tan your skin too white;
The glass of comfort, ignorance, seems strong
To-day, and yet perhaps this very night
You'll wake to horror's wrecking fireyour ...