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- Praying is another way of singing.
You plant in the tree the soul of lemons.
You plant in the gardens the spirit of roses.
- Poem Song for Dov Shamir in: Dannie Abse (1963), Dannie Abse, p. 8
- I know the colour rose, and it is lovely,
But not when it ripens in a tumour.
- And healing greens, leaves and grass, so springlike,
In limbs that fester are not springlike.
- Poem The Pathology of Colours in: Dannie Abse (1981) Miscellany One - Volume 1, p. 65
- You sod, Leave my soul alone, leave my soul alone
- Poem In the theatre, in: Dannie Abse (1997) Welsh retrospective, p. 43
- And silence matched the silence under snow.
- Poem In the theatre; Quoted in: Tony Curtis (1985) Dannie Abse, p. 32