Literature Poetry

Sitwell at Sea

Sailor, What of the Isles?


The whole poem with it’s images of islands, sailors and the sea appeals to me- mostly through imagery rather than meaning. A friend comments, not unfairly I think……

She is a great enigma to me.  I find her poetry both avant-garde and deeply conservative in its floundering eccentricity, like her life. She epitomises the remnants of a bankrupt class yet gives a voice to pertinent modern concerns. A voice that is both mesmerising in its clarity yet from an alien world. 

Was it just show or does it present a living reflection of her/our times? 

The Facade poems maybe found at

and this poem in full at

where it is also in Hungarian!

By penwithlit

Freelance writer and radio presenter

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