Geoffrey Hill Quote

She kept the siege. And every day
We watched her brooding over death
Like a strong bird above its prey.
The room filled with the kettle's breath.
Damp curtains glued against the pane
Sealed time away. Her body froze
As if to freeze us all, and chain
Creation to a stunned repose.


'In Memory of Jane Fraser' (1959)

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She kept the siege. And every day We watched her brooding over death Like a strong bird above its prey. The room filled with the kettle's breath....

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She kept the siege. And every day We watched her brooding over death Like a strong bird above its prey. The room filled with the kettle's breath....

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She kept the siege. And every day We watched her brooding over death Like a strong bird above its prey. The room filled with the kettle's breath....

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She kept the siege. And every day We watched her brooding over death Like a strong bird above its prey. The room filled with the kettle's breath....