"Dark, leonine shape of his head/ opulent male scent of leather and spices"
" cobra-headed, funereal lilies whose white sheaths are curled out of a flesh as thick and tensely yielding"
"into marriage, into exile;"
"the faery solitude of the place;with its turrets of misty blue, its courtyard, its spiked gate, his castle that lay on the very bosom of the sea"
"Absolute darkness. And,about me, the instruments of mutilation"
"the opera singer lay, quite naked, under a thin sheet of very rare and precious linen."
"I at last--oh,horror!--made out a skull; yes, a skull, so utterly denuded, now, of flesh/ disembodied, in the still, heavy air"
"She was pierced, not by one but by a hundred spikes."
"Russian leather of his scent were reverting to the element of flayed hide and excrement"
"think she was truly blind to her own desires when she took my ring?"
"wild thing/ white mane, her black lisle legs exposed to the thigh, her skirts tucked round her waist"
"irreproachable bullet through my husband's head"
"Away from girlhood, away from the white"- Bloody Chambers
"My eagle featured-Indomitable mother"