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Arrow Music by Bryher, an electronic edition

by W. Bryher [Bryher, Annie Winifred Ellerman]

date: 1922
source publisher: J. & E. Bumpus
collection: Early 20th Century Literature

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IN EXILE.

Is it love that drifts your head toward your white, cool shoulder, heat-smitten rose too tense for the white throat? Is it love that paints the eyelid ledge with iris; the weariness of days I dare not know you suffered? Is it love that hurts or thought?

Has sleep conquered love ? Have you spent your love on the white cytisus ridges, the Nereid-blue water, the wing-dip of the hills?

Are my own limbs but a sheath for your intensity, my love.