Poetry Explorer- Classic Contemporary Poetry, CONTOURS, by NOEL COWARD

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First Line: Round - oblong - like jam
Last Line: That's what it is.
Subject(s): Sitwell, Edith (1887-1964)

Round — oblong — like jam —
Terse as virulent hermaphrodites;
Calling across the sodden twisted
Edifices of importunity
Sway like Parmesan before the half-tones
Of Episcopalian Michaelmas;
Bodies are so impossible to see in retrospect —
And yet I know the well of truth
Is gutted like pratchful Unicorn.
Sog, sog, sog — why is my mind amphibious?
That's what it is.

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