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Orpheus In The Underworld

Rating: 2.8

Curtains of rock
And tears of stone,
Wet leaves in a high crevice of the sky:
From side to side the draperies
Drawn back by rigid hands.

And he came carrying the shattered lyre,
And wearing the blue robes of a king,
And looking through eyes like holes torn in a screen;
And the distant sea was faintly heard,

From time to time, in the suddenly rising wind,
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Ratnakar Mandlik 16 January 2016

A very beautiful and lovely poem. Thanks for sharing.10 + points.

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Barry Curtis 02 December 2006

This poem and Gascoyne's YVES TANGUY are two of the finest mind-reverberating poems in the English language. I wish his work was more easily available in the U.S.

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