Laurie Lee

(1914 - 1997 / Gloucestershire / England)

Poems of Laurie Lee

1. Apples 1/3/2003
2. April Rise 1/3/2003
3. Christmas Landscape 4/12/2010
4. Home From Abroad 1/3/2003
5. Milkmaid 1/3/2003
6. The Long War For Peace Day 12/12/2013
7. Town Owl 1/3/2003
8. Winter Poem 4/12/2010

Home From Abroad

Far-fetched with tales of other worlds and ways,
My skin well-oiled with wines of the Levant,
I set my face into a filial smile
To greet the pale, domestic kiss of Kent.

But shall I never learn? That gawky girl,
Recalled so primly in my foreign thoughts,
Becomes again the green-haired queen of love
Whose wanton form dilates as it delights.

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