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


Through the open French window the warm sun
Lights up the polished breakfast-table, laid
Round a bowl of crimson roses, for one -
A service of Worcester porcelain, arrayed
Near it a melon, peaches, figs, small hot
Rolls in a napkin, fairy rack of toast,
Butter in ice, high silver coffee-pot,
And, heaped on a salver, the morning's post.

She comes over the lawn, the young heiress,
From her early walk in her garden-wood,
Feeling that life's a table set to bless
Her delicate desires with all that's good.

That even the unopened future lies
Like a ...

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