First World War Poetry Digital Archive

A worm fed on the heart of Corinth

[A WORM FED ON THE HEART OF CORINTH] by ISAAC ROSENBERG

A worm fed on the heart of Corinth, Babylon and Rome. Not Paris raped tall Helen, But this incestuous worm Who lured her vivid beauty To his amorphous sleep. England! famous as Helen Is thy betrothal sung. To him the shadowless, More amorous than Solomon.

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