“From the Balcony: Multitudes” by Edith Sitwell

From the Balcony: Multitudes

Beneath the midnight skies, grown copper-cold,

On titan-stairways like the world's great cause

Unmeaning endlessness,—processions pause

In Babel-labyrinths, where huge cascades

Of diamond fall between vast colonnades

And diaper the floors with moons of gold.

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Edith Sitwell's poem "From the Balcony: Multitudes" was published in the 1917 Wheels anthology. To read this poem in full in a digitized version of this publication, follow the links below:


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