Elinor Morton Wylie Poems

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1.
Sea Lullaby

The old moon is tarnished
With smoke of the flood,
The dead leaves are varnished
With colour like blood.
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2.
Beauty

Say not of beauty she is good,
Or aught but beautiful,
Or sleek to doves' wings of the wood
Her wild wings of a gull.
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3.
Now Let No Charitable Hope

Now let no charitable hope
Confuse my mind with images
Of eagle and of antelope:
I am by nature none of these.
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4.
Velvet Shoes

Let us walk in the white snow
In a soundless space;
With footsteps quiet snd slow,
At a tranquil pace,
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5.
Incantation

A white well
In a black cave;
A bright shell
In a dark wave.
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6.
Wild Peaches

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When the world turns completely upside down
You say we'll emigrate to the Eastern Shore
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7.
Escape

When foxes eat the last gold grape,
And the last white antelope is killed,
I shall stop fighting and escape
Into a little house I'll build.
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8.
Ophelia

My locks are shorn for sorrow
Of love which may not be;
Tomorrow and tomorrow
Are plotting cruelty.
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9.
'Fire And Sleet And Candlelight'

For this you've striven
Daring, to fail:
Your sky is riven
Like a tearing veil.
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10.
Pretty Words

Poets make pets of pretty, docile words:
I love smooth words, like gold-enamelled fish
Which circle slowly with a silken swish,
And tender ones, like downy-feathred birds:
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