Sonnet “I am numb through with the coldness. . .” by Alan Porter


I am numb through with the coldness of

thwart men;

Not angry men, unconcerned or shy,

Scant of love, scared of loving, when

Most kind most cabinned—apart in

marriage tie.


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Alan Porter's sonnet was published in 1921 in the sixth cycle of the Wheels anthology. To read this sonnet in full in a digitized version of this publication, follow the links below:

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