Elizabeth Daryush Poems
- Still-Life Through the open French window the warm ...
- Subalterns She said to one: ‘How glows My heart at the hot ...
- Flanders Fields Here the scanted daisy glows Glorious as the...
- You Should At Times Go Out You should at times go out from ...
- After Bank Holiday Now deserted are the roads Where awhile ...
- Invalid Dawn Above the grey down Gather, wan, the ...
- Anger Lay By Me Anger lay by me all night long, His breath ...
Elizabeth Daryush was an English poet.
Life and Career
Daughter of British poet laureate Robert Bridges, Elizabeth Daryush had a privileged upbringing in Victorian and Edwardian England. Although she followed her father's lead not only in choosing poetry as her life's work but also in the traditional style of poetry she chose to write, the themes of her work are often ... more »
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Through the open French window the warm sun
Lights up the polished breakfast-table, laid
Round a bowl of crimson roses, for one -
A service of Worcester porcelain, arrayed
Near it a melon, peaches, figs, small hot
Rolls in a napkin, fairy rack of toast,
Butter in ice, high silver coffee-pot,
And, heaped on a salver, the morning's post.
She comes over the lawn, the young heiress,
From her early walk in her garden-wood,
Feeling that life's a table set to bless
Her delicate desires with all that's good.
That even the unopened future lies
Like a ...