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    Gloire De Dijon - D. H. Lawrence

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    D. H. Lawrence - Gloire De Dijon - Performed by Ioan Gruffudd

    Gloire De Dijon
    by D. H. Lawrence (1885-1930)

    When she rises in the morning
    I linger to watch her;
    She spreads the bath-cloth underneath the window
    And the sunbeams catch her
    Glistening white on the shoulders,
    While down her sides the mellow
    Golden shadow glows as
    She stoops to the sponge, and her swung breasts
    Sway like full-blown yellow
    Gloire de Dijon roses.

    She drips herself with water, and her shoulders
    Glisten as silver, they crumple up
    Like wet and falling roses, and I listen
    For the sluicing of their rain-dishevelled petals.
    In the window full of sunlight
    Concentrates her golden shadow
    Fold on fold, until it glows as
    Mellow as the glory roses.