Elizabeth Daryush

(8 December 1887 - 7 April 1977 / Oxford / England)

Elizabeth Daryush Poems

1. Unknown Warrior 4/12/2010
2. The Railroad 1/3/2003
3. After Bank Holiday 1/3/2003
4. Invalid Dawn 1/3/2003
5. Flanders Fields 1/3/2003
6. Subalterns 4/12/2010
7. You Should At Times Go Out 1/3/2003
8. Anger Lay By Me 4/12/2010
9. Still-Life 1/3/2003
10. Children Of Wealth In Your Warm Nursery 1/3/2003

Comments about Elizabeth Daryush

  • Maggie Hurll (5/4/2005 7:23:00 AM)

    Thank you for publishing poems of Elizabeth Daryush. I found one of her poems by chance in our copy of The Oxford Book of CHRISTIAN VERSE. The title of the poem is 'How on solemn fields of space...'

    It's a fine poem, once I scramble the words around to see them from the beginning. I think the scrambling helps get the meaning of the poem. Atter the scrambling, though, I replace them to where I found them. Undisturbed, I hope.

    Best regards, Maggie Hurll

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Best Poem of Elizabeth Daryush

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 ...

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