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Elizabeth Jennings (1926 – 2001)


English poet, noted for her clarity of style and simplicity of literary approach.
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Elizabeth Jennings
When I re-read my past work I can see a development to such an effect,indeed,that some of them no longer seem to be any part of me.
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Poets work upon and through each other.
Jennings
It was a yellow voice, a high, shrill treble in the nursery
White always and high, I remember it so,
White cupboard, off-white table, mugs, dollsí faces
And I was four or five. The garden could have been
Miles away. We were taken down to the green
Asparagus beds, the cut lawn, and the smell of it
Comes each summer after rain when white returns. Our bird,
A canary called Peter, sang behind bars. The black and white cat
Curled and snoozed by the fire and danger was far away.




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