Elinor Morton Wylie

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

Velvet Shoes - Poem by Elinor Morton Wylie

Let us walk in the white snow
In a soundless space;
With footsteps quiet snd slow,
At a tranquil pace,
Under veils of white lace.

I shall go shod in silk,
And you in wool,
White as white cow's milk,
More beautiful
Than the breast of a gull.

We shall walk through the still town
In a windless peace;
We shall step upon white down,
Upon silver fleece,
Upon softer than these.

We shall walk in velvet shoes:
Wherever we go
Silence will fall like dews
On white silence below.
We shall walk in the snow.


Comments about Velvet Shoes by Elinor Morton Wylie

  • (11/18/2017 2:57:00 PM)


    One of my most favorite poems. (Report) Reply

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  • Susan Williams (2/17/2016 4:20:00 PM)


    Stunning isn't it? She has mastered the arts of repetition and the strength of a good vocabulary. There is a lot under the surface here, me thinks (Report) Reply

  • (2/17/2016 4:49:00 AM)


    Fantastically beautiful poem with amazing imagery and presentation in a superb manner. Thanks for sharing. (Report) Reply

  • Mohammed Asim Nehal (2/17/2016 1:46:00 AM)


    Great imagery and a nice poem....The shoe is the symbol of keep walking....Lovely.10+ (Report) Reply

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Poem Submitted: Friday, January 3, 2003



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