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56056: A worm fed on the heart of Corinth

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A worm fed on the heart of
Corinth,
Babylon and Rome:
Not Paris raped tall Helen,
But this incestuous worm,
Who lured her vivid beauty
To his amorphous sleep.
England! famous as Helen
Is thy betrothal sung
To him the shadowless,
More amorous than Solomon.

History

Identifier

3272.txt

Creator

Rosenberg, Isaac (1890-1918)

Date

1977

Date Created

01/01/1977

Temporal Date

31/12/1977

Type

Poem

Rights

The Isaac Rosenberg Literary Estate. Preliminaries and editorial matter omitted.

Repository Name

ProQuest

Publisher

The First World War Poetry Digital Archive

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