Quotation by Stephen Spender

On their slag heap, these children
Wear skins peeped through by bones and spectacles of steel
With mended glass, like bottle bits in slag.
Stephen Spender (1909–1995), British poet. An Elementary School Classroom in a Slum (l. 20–22). . .

Modern British Poetry. Louis Untermeyer, ed. (7th rev. ed., 1962) Harcourt, Brace and Company.
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