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Curious Circumstance
(7 September 1885 – 16 December 1928 / Somerville, New Jersey)

Curious Circumstance

Poem By Elinor Morton Wylie

The sailorman's child
And the girl of the witch--
They can't be defiled
By touching pitch.

The sailorman's son
Had a ship for a nursery;
The other one
Was baptised by sorcery.

Although he's shipped
To the Persian Gulf, her
Body's been dipped
In burning sulphur.

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Indeed a curious circumstances. Liked it.


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