Elinor Morton Wylie

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

Elinor Morton Wylie Poems

41. Death And The Maiden 1/3/2003
42. Madman's Song 1/3/2003
43. Valentine 1/3/2003
44. October 1/3/2003
45. Pretty Words 1/3/2003
46. 'Fire And Sleet And Candlelight' 1/3/2003
47. Ophelia 1/3/2003
48. Wild Peaches 1/3/2003
49. Escape 1/3/2003
50. Incantation 1/3/2003
51. Velvet Shoes 1/3/2003
52. Now Let No Charitable Hope 1/3/2003
53. Beauty 1/3/2003
54. Sea Lullaby 1/3/2003

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Sea Lullaby

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

A treacherous smiler
With teeth white as milk,
A savage beguiler
In sheathings of silk

The sea creeps to pillage,
She leaps on her prey;
A child of the village
Was murdered today.

She came up to meet him
In a smooth golden cloak,
She choked him and beat him
to death, for a joke.

Her bright locks were tangled,
She shouted for joy
With one hand she strangled
A strong little boy.

Now in silence ...

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The Falcon

Why should my sleepy heart be taught
To whistle mocking-bird replies?
This is another bird you've caught,
Soft-feathered, with a falcon's eyes.

The bird Imagination,
That flies so far, that dies so soon;
Her wings are coloured like the sun,
Her breast is coloured like the moon.

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