Dame Edith Sitwell Cold Poems

  • 1.
    When cold December
    Froze to grisamber
    The jangling bells on the sweet rose-trees-
    Then fading slow
  • 2.
    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
  • 3.
    Lovely Semiramis
    Closes her slanting eyes:
    Dead is she long ago.
    From her fan, sliding slow,
  • 4.
    Across the flat and the pastel snow
    Two people go…. ‘And do you remember
    When last we wandered this shore?'… ‘Ah no!
    For it is cold-hearted December.'
  • 5.
    Bells of gray crystal
    Break on each bough-
    The swans' breath will mist all
    The cold airs now.
  • 6.
    Jane, Jane,
    Tall as a crane,
    The morning light creaks down again;
    Comb your cockscomb-ragged hair,
Total 6 Cold Poems by Dame Edith Sitwell

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