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Night-Scented Stock

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White, white in the milky night
The moon danced over a tree.
"Wouldn't it be lovely to swim in the lake!"
Someone whispered to me.

"Oh, do-do-do!" cooed someone else,
And clasped her hands to her chin.
"I should so love to see the white bodies--
All the white bodies jump in!"

The big dark house hid secretly
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Hilart Penwarden 31 May 2007

This poem is about KMs experiences of bohemian life during her time in Europe, with writers like Virginia Woolfe and DH Laurence. It's a lyric with a sense of narrative or a narrative with a sense of lyric. 'Is the moon a virgin or is she a harlot' - they must have been on something right?

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