Richard Aldington

(8 July 1892 – 27 July 1962 / Portsmouth, Hampshire)

Richard Aldington Poems

1. Epilogue 1/3/2003
2. Lemures 1/3/2003
3. Images 1/3/2003
4. At The British Museum 1/3/2003
5. Prelude 1/3/2003
6. The Poplar 1/3/2003
7. Childhood 1/3/2003
8. Bombardment 1/3/2003
9. Round-Pond 1/3/2003
10. The Faun Sees Snow For The First Time 1/3/2003
11. Goodbye! 1/3/2003
12. Daisy 1/3/2003
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Daisy

Plus quan se atque suos amavit omnes,
nunc...

- Catullus

You were my playmate by the sea.
We swam together.
Your girl's body had no breasts.

We found prawns among the rocks;
We liked to feel the sun and to do nothing;
In the evening we played games with the others.

It made me glad to be by you.

Sometimes I kissed you,
And you were always glad to kiss me;
But I was afraid - I was only fourteen.

And I had quite forgotten you,
You and your name.

To-day I pass through the streets.
She who touches my arms ...

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