Dame Edith Sitwell quotes

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Jane, Jane,
Tall as a crane,
The morning light creaks down again;
The light would show (if it could harden)
Eternities of kitchen garden,
I'm not the man to baulk at a low smell,
I'm not the man to insist on asphodel.
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Mother or Murderer, you have
given or taken life--
Now all is one!
The ghost of the heart of manred Cain
And the more murderous brain
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But I saw the little-Ant men as they ran
Carrying the world's weight of the world's filth
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The living blind and seeing Dead together lie
As if in love . . . There was no more hating then,
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Our hearts seemed safe in our breasts and sang to the
Light--
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I have often wished I had time to cultivate modesty.... But I am too busy thinking about myself.
In a borealic iceberg came Victoria; she
Knew Prince Albert's tall memorial took the colours of the floreal
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