William Vaughn Moody
William Vaughn Moody Poems
- A Grey Day Grey drizzling mists the moorlands drape, Rain ...
- The Quarry Between the rice swamps and the fields of tea I ...
- On A Soldier Fallen In The Phi... Streets of the roaring...
- Gloucester Moods A mile behind is Gloucester town Where the...
- The Golden Journey All day he drowses by the sail With ...
- The Bracelet Of Grass The opal heart of afternoon Was ...
- Faded Pictures NLY two patient eyes to stare Out of the ...
William Vaughn Moody was born July 8, 1869, in Spenser, Indiana. His parents died when he was young, and he worked his way through prep school and Harvard University, where he recieved both his B.A. (1893) and M.A. (1894), and became co-editor of Harvard Monthly. From 1894-95 he held the position of assistant in the English Department to Louis E. Gates. In 1895, Moody relocated to The University of Chicago as an instructor, a position that he held until 1903, when he was promoted to an assistant professorship. He left the University in 1907 to concentrate on his poetry.
During this time at the University, Moody published an untitled volume of poetry, as well as two poetic ... more »
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A Grey Day
Grey drizzling mists the moorlands drape,
Rain whitens the dead sea,
From headland dim to sullen cape
Grey sails creep wearily.
I know not how that merchantman
Has found the heart; but 'tis her plan
Seaward her endless course to shape.
Unreal as insects that appall
A drunkard's peevish brain,
O'er the grey deep the dories crawl,
Four-legged, with rowers twain:
Midgets and minims of the earth,
Across old ocean's vasty girth
I wonder how that merchant's crew
Have ever found the will!
I wonder what ...