Treasure Island

William Vaughn Moody

(1869 - 1910 / United States)

Poems of William Vaughn Moody

1. A Grey Day 1/3/2003
2. An Ode in Time of Hesitation 1/3/2003
3. Faded pictures 4/13/2010
4. Gloucester Moods 1/3/2003
5. On a Soldier Fallen in the Philippines 1/3/2003
6. The Bracelet of Grass 4/13/2010
7. The Daguerreotype 1/4/2003
8. The Golden Journey 4/13/2010
9. The Quarry 1/3/2003

The Quarry

Between the rice swamps and the fields of tea
I met a sacred elephant, snow-white.
Upon his back a huge pagoda towered
Full of brass gods and food of sacrifice.
Upon his forehead sat a golden throne,
The massy metal twisted into shapes
Grotesque, antediluvian, such as move
In myth or have their broken images
Sealed in the stony middle of the hills.

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