To Anthea

Original Text: 

A. J. M. Smith, The Complete Poems, ed. Brian Trehearne (London, Ontario: Canadian Poetry Press, 2007): 33.

1When I no more shall feel the sun,
2    Nor taste the salt brine on my lips;
3    When one to me are stinging whips
4And rose leaves falling one by one;
5I shall forget your little ears
6    And your crisp hair and violet eyes;
7    And all your kisses and your lies
8Will be as futile as your tears.
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RPO poem Editors: 
Ian Lancashire / Sharine Leung
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Copyright © the estate of A.J.M. Smith. Included with the generous permission of William Toye, his literary executor.