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Frances C. Cornford

  • A young Apollo, golden-haired, / Stands dreaming on the verge of strife / Magnificently unprepared / For the long littleness of life.

    • Frances C. Cornford,
    • "Youth," Poems ()
  • O why do you walk through the fields in gloves, / Missing so much and so much? / O fat white woman whom nobody loves, / Why do you walk through the fields in gloves / When the grass is as soft as the breast of doves / And shivering sweet to the touch?

    • Frances C. Cornford,
    • "To a Fat Lady Seen From the Train," Poems ()
  • Your youth is like a water-wetted stone, / Bright with a beauty that is not its own.

    • Frances C. Cornford,
    • "Susan to Diana," Autumn Midnight ()
  • Stand still, Time; / Hold, hold your pace ...

    • Frances C. Cornford,
    • "The Unbeseechable," Different Days ()
  • The wrong you have done is very quiet: just / Not being there.

    • Frances C. Cornford,
    • "The Dead One," Different Days ()
  • More piercing, more unbearable than blame / Is to be understood.

    • Frances C. Cornford,
    • "The Betrayer," Traveling Home ()

Frances C. Cornford, English poet

(1886 - 1960)