“Apricot Jam” by Edith Sitwell

Apricot Jam

Beneath the dancing glancing green

The tea is spread, amid the sheen

of pinceneze (glints of thought); thus seen

In sharp reflections only, brain

Perceives the world all flat and plain

In rounded segments, joy and pain.


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Edith Sitwell's poem "Apricot Jam" was published in 1918 in the third "cycle" of the Wheels anthologies. To read this poem in full in a digitized version of this publication, follow the links below:


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