Elinor Morton Wylie

(7 September 1885 – 16 December 1928 / Somerville, New Jersey)

Little Joke Poem by Elinor Morton Wylie


Stripping an almond tree in flower
The wise apothecary's skill
A single drop of lethal power
From perfect sweetness can distill

From bitterness in efflorescence,
With murderous poisons packed therein;
The poet draws pellucid essence
Pure as a drop of metheglin.

Submitted: Friday, January 3, 2003

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