Said King Pompey, the emperor's ape Shuddering black in his temporal cape Of dust: "The dust is everything - The heart to love And the voice to sing Indianapolis, And the Acropolis, Also the hairy sky that we Take for a coverlet comfortably." ... Said the Bishop Eating his ketchup "There still remains Eternity (Swelling the diocese) - That elephantiasis The flunkeyed and trumpeting Sea!"
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- by Edith Sitwell (1887 - 1964), appears in Façade, first published 1922 [author's text not yet checked against a primary source]
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