The poet Edith Sitwell died at the age of 87. Here is all you want to know, and more!
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British poet and literary critic known for Façade, The Song of the Cold, and other poetry collections. Her best-known individual poems include “Still Falls the Rain” and “The Bee-Keeper.”
She and her siblings had a cold, distant relationship with their parents. By age twenty-five, Sitwell had moved in with her governess in Bayswater.
She suffered from a genetic disorder called Marfan’s Syndrome and was wheelchair-bound for the last years of her life.
She never married, but was in love for years with the homosexual artist Pavel Tchelitchew.
Her London blitz-themed poem, “Still Falls the Rain,” was set to music by composer Benjamin Britten.
The trouble with most Englishwomen is that they will dress as if they had been a mouse in a previous incarnation they do not want to attract attention.Edith Sitwell
Still falls the rain – dark as the world of man, black as our loss – blind as the nineteen hundred and forty nails upon the Cross.Edith Sitwell
Good taste is the worst vice ever invented.Edith Sitwell
I have taken this step because I want the discipline, the fire and the authority of the Church. I am hopelessly unworthy of it, but I hope to become worthy.Edith Sitwell
My personal hobbies are reading, listening to music, and silence.Edith Sitwell