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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

Table of Contents

<< Poem Poem >>


Your face is the flush of Eos:
You are dawn.
Your face is Greece.

Under your lifted arm
There is lavender to kiss;
Sea-lavender, spiced with salt.

Before the fierce cyclamen wine has burnt my lips,
I kiss your limbs, wild followers of Artemis.

Your eyes break sleep!
I touch the pansy set below your heart;
Each kiss a star
That fades upon your body, which is dawn.

April scent of your throat,
O spiced flowers of your shoulders,
Will you shrink from the lion, my heart?