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Louis Untermeyer, ed. (1885–1977). Modern British Poetry.  1920.
 
Edith Sitwell. 
 
155. Interlude
 
AMID this hot green glowing gloom 
A word falls with a raindrop's boom... 
  
Like baskets of ripe fruit in air 
The bird-songs seem, suspended where 
  
Those goldfinches—the ripe warm lights         5
Peck slyly at them—take quick flights. 
  
My feet are feathered like a bird 
Among the shadows scarcely heard; 
  
I bring you branches green with dew 
And fruits that you may crown anew  10
  
Your whirring waspish-gilded hair 
Amid this cornucopia— 
  
Until your warm lips bear the stains 
And bird-blood leap within your veins. 
 
 
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