Quotation by Thomas Kinsella

Ancestor . . . among sweet- and fruit-boxes.
Her black heart . . .
Was that a sigh?
Mbrushing by me in the shadows,
with her heaped aprons, through the red hangings
to the scullery, and down to the back room.
Thomas Kinsella (b. 1929), Irish poet. Ancestor (l. 16–21). . .

Poetry in English; an Anthology. M. L. Rosenthal, general ed. (1987) Oxford University Press.
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