Treasure Island

Geoffrey Hill

(18 June 1932 / Worcestershire)

Poems of Geoffrey Hill

In Memory of Jane Fraser

When snow like sheep lay in the fold
And wind went begging at each door,
And the far hills were blue with cold,
And a cloud shroud lay on the moor,

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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