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D.H. Lawrence (1885–1930).  Amores.  1916.
 
13. Epilogue
 
 
PATIENCE, little Heart.
One day a heavy, June-hot woman
Will enter and shut the door to stay.
 
And when your stifling heart would summon
Cool, lonely night, her roused breasts will keep the night at bay,        5
Sitting in your room like two tiger-lilies
Flaming on after sunset,
Destroying the cool, lonely night with the glow of their hot twilight;
There in the morning, still, while the fierce strange scent comes yet
Stronger, hot and red; till you thirst for the daffodillies        10
With an anguished, husky thirst that you cannot assuage,
When the daffodillies are dead, and a woman of the dog-days holds you in gage.
Patience, little Heart.
 

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