Keith Douglas

(January 24, 1920 – June 9, 1944 / Tunbridge Wells, Kent)

Quotations

The Knife

Can I explain this to you? Your eyes
are entrances the mouths of caves
I issue from wonderful interiors
upon a blessed sea and a fine day,
from inside these caves I look and dream.

Your hair explicable as a waterfall
in some black liquid cooled by legend
fell across my thought in a moment

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