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Poem by Elinor Wylie
The sailorman’s child And the girl of the witch-- They can’t be defiled By touching pitch. The sailorman’s son Had a ship for a nursery; The other one Was baptised by sorcery. Although he’s shipped To the Persian Gulf, her Body’s been dipped In burning sulphur.
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