Denise Levertov

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A doll's hair concealing 
an eggshell skull delicately 
throbbing, within which 
maggots in voluptuous unrest 
jostle and shrug. Oh, Eileen, my 
big doll, your gold hair was 
not more sunny than this 
human fur, but 
your head was 
radiant in its emptiness, 
a small clean room. 

Her warm and rosy mouth 
is telling lies?she would 
believe them if she could believe: 
her pretty eyes 
search out corruption. Oh, Eileen 
how kindly your silence was, and 
what virtue 
shone in the opening and shutting of your 
ingenious blindness.