Thursday, 10 March 2016

The Thursday Poem

Potted Flowers with Books IV
Eric Barjot


To a Fat Lady Seen from the Train
Triolet

 O why do you walk through the fields in gloves,
Missing so much and so much?
O fat white woman whom nobody loves,
Why do you walk through the fields in gloves,
When the grass is soft as the breast of doves
And shivering-sweet to the touch?
O why do you walk through the fields in gloves,
Missing so much and so much?

Frances Cornford
(30th March 1886 - 19th August 1960)


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