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. 'Fire And Sleet And Candlelight' 1/3/2003
46. Pretty Words 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

Comments about Elinor Morton Wylie

There is no comment submitted by members..
Best Poem of Elinor Morton Wylie

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 ...

Read the full of Sea Lullaby

Little Joke

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.

[Report Error]