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Katherine Mansfield (Кэтрин Мэнсфилд)


Countrywomen


These be two
Countrywomen.
What a size!
Grand big arms
And round red faces;
Big substantial
Sit-down-places;
Great big bosoms firm as cheese
Bursting through their country jackets;
Wide big laps
And sturdy knees;
Hands outspread,
Round and rosy,
Hands to hold
A country posy
Or a baby or a lamb--
And such eyes!
Stupid, shifty, small and sly
Peeping through a slit of sty,
Squinting through their neighbours’ plackets.



Katherine Mansfield's other poems:
  1. A Little Boy's Dream
  2. Out in the Garden
  3. The Family
  4. A Day in Bed
  5. Night-Scented Stock


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