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Poetry Friday: The Web of Eros by Edith Sitwell

August 14th, 2009 (07:54 am)
awake

Current Mood: awake
Current Song: What Did I Ever See in Him? from Bye Bye Birdie

Within your magic web of hair, lies furled
The fire and splendour of the ancient world;
The dire gold of the comet's wind-blown hair;
The songs that turned to gold the evening air
When all the stars of heaven sang for joy.
The flames that burnt the cloud-high city Troy.
The mænad fire of spring on the cold earth;
The myrrh-lit flame that gave both death and birth
To the soul Phoenix; and the star-bright shower
That came to Danaë in her brazen tower...
Within your magic web of hair lies furled
The fire and splendour of the ancient world

- The Web of Eros by Edith Sitwell

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Posted by: mlyearofreading (mlyearofreading)
Posted at: August 15th, 2009 01:08 am (UTC)

Maybe I need to rethink my haircut tomorrow...

Posted by: Little Willow (slayground)
Posted at: August 15th, 2009 01:16 am (UTC)

:)

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