August Poetess Dame Edith Sitwell,
75, boasts a lineage that goes back to England's Plantagenet kings (1154-1485) and a memory that goes back almost as far. Last week, when she opened an invitation from one Villiers David to a showing of his watercolors, the name struck a familiar chord. In a twinkling, Dame Edith recalled that 28 long years ago, the obscure artist wrote an obscure poem called "A Satiric Preface to a Film":
Let bogus poets first apologise,
Control their vanity, confess their lies . . .
Has any man who's ever read a line...