Literature Quiz / The World's Wife by Carol Ann Duffy

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Teach me, he said
After I learned to transubstantiate
Girls, I was dead and down
The Devil was one of the men at work,
By Christ, he could bore for Purgatory.
I had grieved.
I’m fond, nereids and nymphs,
There are the twins
Ice in the trees.
These myths going round, these legends, fairytales,
In the convent, y'all
I shrank myself
It was late September.
All I know is this:
First things first. I married Faust.
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I'd done it before
I sank like a stone
I’d loved them fervently since childhood.
A suspicion, a doubt, a jealousy
The bed we loved in was a spinning world
Ladies, for argument's sake,
Where I lived - Winter and hard earth.
Cold, I was, like snow, like ivory.
Firstly, his hands - a woman's.
At childhood's end
At first, I looked along the road
I remember peeping in at his skyscraper room
That’s him pushing the stone up the hill, the jerk.
7 April 1852.
I'm not the first or the last
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