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Poem by Elinor Wylie

Curious Circumstance

The sailormans child 
And the girl of the witch-- 
They cant be defiled 
By touching pitch.

The sailormans son 
Had a ship for a nursery; 
The other one 
Was baptised by sorcery.

Although hes shipped 
To the Persian Gulf, her 
Bodys been dipped 
In burning sulphur.

Elinor Wylie

Elinor Wylie's other poems:
  1. Madmans Song
  2. Primavera in the North
  3. Parting Gift
  4. The Lost Path
  5. Venetian Interior

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