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=Poem text=
=Poem text=
Translated by [[Edward Lucie-Smith]].
From [[DD101938]], translated by [[Edward Lucie-Smith]].
On my devoted head
On my devoted head

Revision as of 21:48, 3 June 2017

A poem by Edward II was proposed to Delia to set to music for Poets in Prison.

Poem text

From DD101938, translated by Edward Lucie-Smith.

On my devoted head
  Her bitterest showers,
All from a wintry cloud,
  Stern fortune pours.
View but her favourite,
  Sage and discerning,
Grac'd with fair comeliness,
  Fam'd for is learning;
Should she withdraw her smile,
  Each grace she banishes,
Wisdom and wit are flown,
  And beauty vanishes.