'Mid my Gold-brown Curls

Original Text: 
Bernard J. Paris, "George Eliot's Unpublished Poetry," Studies in Philology 56 (1959): 549. Yale University Library MS Vault, Eliot 7, p. 22.
2    There twined a silver hair:
3I plucked it idly out
4And scarcely knew 'twas there.
5Coiled in my velvet sleeve it lay
6And like a serpent hissed:
7"Me thou canst pluck & fling away,
8    One hair is lightly missed;
9But how on that near day
10When all the wintry army muster in array?"


1] Eliot notes that the poem was "Suggested by Jehuda Halevi" (Paris, 549). Back to Line
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RPO poem Editors: 
Ian Lancashire
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