Elinor Morton Wylie

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

Escape - Poem by Elinor Morton Wylie

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.

But first I'll shrink to fairy size,
With a whisper no one understands,
Making blind moons of all your eyes,
And muddy roads of all your hands.

And you may grope for me in vain
In hollows under the mangrove root,
Or where, in apple-scented rain,
The silver wasp-nests hang like fruit.


Comments about Escape by Elinor Morton Wylie

  • (6/26/2017 9:12:00 PM)


    I enjoyed this lovely poem. (Report) Reply

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  • Sylva-onyema Uba (6/26/2017 7:32:00 PM)


    A musical flow of rhyme built in a quatrain of three stanzas.
    Sylva.
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  • Edward Kofi Louis (6/26/2017 12:41:00 PM)


    When foxes eat the last gold grape! ! Nice piece of work. Thanks for sharing. (Report) Reply

  • Jayatissa K. Liyanage (6/26/2017 8:46:00 AM)


    Is it that the poetess is attempting to foretell us about what will happen at the end of all destructive activities of human, on the nature, I wonder. Enjoyed reading and Congrats for being the poem of the day. (Report) Reply

  • Bernard F. Asuncion (6/26/2017 2:07:00 AM)


    I enjoyed reading this poem..... thanks for posting👍 (Report) Reply

  • Robert Murray Smith (6/26/2017 12:39:00 AM)


    An imaginative poem that enters nature and fantasy. (Report) Reply

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Poem Submitted: Friday, January 3, 2003



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