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Dilys Laing

  • To be a woman and a writer / is double mischief, for the world will slight her / who slights 'the servile house,' and who would rather / make odes than beds.

    • Dilys Laing,
    • "Sonnet to a Sister in Error," Collected Poems ()
  • ... memory is a storm I can't repel.

    • Dilys Laing,
    • "Venus Petrified," Collected Poems ()
  • The woman took a train / away from herself. / She thought: I need a change / and wheels make revolutions.

    • Dilys Laing,
    • "The Double Goer," Collected Poems ()

Dilys Laing, Canadian poet

(1906 - 1960)

Full name: Dilys Bennett Laing.