Queen Venus, like a bunch of roses,
Fat and pink that splashed dew closes,
Underneath dark mulberry trees,
Wandered with the fair-haired breeze.
Among the dark leaves preening wings
Sit golden birds of light; each sings,
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Edith Sitwell's poem "Fleecing Time" was published in the 1920 Wheels anthology. Follow the link(s) below to read this poem in full in a digitized version of this publication: