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Artemis Poems (IV)
Departure
Dutiful Wife
Eros in Piccadilly
Erotisis (Question)
Facing Hydra
Fair Hermia
Homage to Sylvia Plath
Homewards
Jalousie
Letters Home (I)
Letters Home (II)
Letters Home (III)
Letters Home (IV)
Letters Home (V)
Marriage
Masquerade
Mystery
Old Flame
Old Photos
Parsifal
Parsifal II
Persephone to Demeter
The Church at Malaucene
The Music
Train Journey

 

Greek Translations

Άρτεμις IV
Μασκαράτα
Στο Τραίνο

 

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Artemis Poems (IV)

Your childish lips
Close around
Perfect syllables
Forming words
I didn't know you owned.

Your pallor
As your face, close to death
So delicate, dreams forth
Like a vessel
The archetypes, the fairies
Monsters, from whom you will be
Wrenched safe;

You are perfect china,
Red and white,
With symmetrical precision
Holding, vulnerable,
All the wild magic
Under the calm of your sleeping eyelids.

Irene Noel-Baker (2009-12)