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Came the Great Popinjay

Written by: Dame Edith Sitwell | Biography
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 CAME the great Popinjay 
Smelling his nosegay: 
In cages like grots 
The birds sang gavottes.
'Herodiade's flea Was named sweet Amanda, She danced like a lady From here to Uganda.
Oh, what a dance was there! Long-haired, the candle Salome-like tossed her hair To a dance tune by Handel.
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Dance they still? Then came Courtier Death, Blew out the candle flame With civet breath.



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