Madam by R. S. Thomas

And if you ask her

she has no name;

but her eyes say:

Water is cold.

 

She is three years old

and willing to kiss;

but her lips say:

Apples are sour.

 

 

by R. S. Thomas

from Young and Old (1972)

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MrHearne

Russian and Welsh poetry. Updated every Sunday. Also reviews of literature, films, theatre, food and drink, etc. Any support or engagement is appreciated.

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