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Author: WYLIE, ELINOR
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Wylie, Elinor    Poet's Biography
Alternate Author Name(s): Benet, William Rose, Mrs.
74 poems available by this author


A CROWDED TROLLEY CAR    Poem Text    
Subject(s): Trolley Cars; City & Town Llife


A RED CARPET FOR SHELLEY    Poem Text    
First Line: But this is nothing; an eccentric joke
Subject(s): Poetry & Poets; Shelley, Percy Bysshe (1792-1822)


ADDRESS TO MY SOUL    Poem Text    
First Line: My soul, be not disturbed / by planetary war
Subject(s): Freedom; Liberty


AN AMERICAN IN ENGLAND    Poem Text    
First Line: I love every stock and stone
Subject(s): Americans In England; Travel; Journeys; Trips


ATAVISM    Poem Text    
First Line: I always was afraid of somes's pond
Subject(s): Fantasy


AUGUST    Poem Text    
First Line: Why should this negro insolently stride
Last Line: Scarce warms the surface of the deepest pool?
Subject(s): African Americans; Flowers; Pain; Negroes; American Blacks; Suffering; Misery


BEAUTY    Poem Text    
First Line: Say not of beauty she is good
Last Line: The hard heart of a child.
Subject(s): Beauty


BELLS IN THE RAIN    Poem Text    
First Line: Sleep falls, with limpid drops of rain
Subject(s): Bells


BENVENUTO'S VALENTINE    Poem Text    
First Line: Not for the child that wanders home
Last Line: As softly as a silver ring's.
Subject(s): Holidays; Valentine's Day


BIRTHDAY SONNET    Poem Text    
First Line: Take home thy prodigal child, o lord of hosts!
Subject(s): Consolation


BRONZE TRUMPETS AND SEA WATER; ON TURNING LATIN VERSE INTO ENGLISH    Poem Text    
First Line: Alembics turn to stranger things
Last Line: Who smooths the ripples out of it.
Subject(s): Change; English Language; Latin Language; Translating & Interpreting


CASTILIAN    Poem Text    
First Line: Velasquez took a pliant knife
Last Line: Miraculously shaped.
Subject(s): Velazquez, Diego (1599-1660)


COLD-BLOODED CREATURES    Poem Text    
First Line: Man, the egregious egoist
Subject(s): Animals; Mankind; Snakes; Human Race; Serpents; Vipers


DEMON LOVERS    Poem Text    
First Line: The peacock and the mocking-bird
Last Line: Evades them both, and is not missed.


DOOMSDAY    Poem Text    
First Line: The end of everything approaches
Subject(s): Judgment Day; End Of The World; Doomsday; Fall Of Man


DROWNED WOMAN    Poem Text    
First Line: He shall be my jailer
Last Line: In the weeds of my hair.
Subject(s): Women


EJACULATION    Poem Text    
First Line: In this short interval to tear
Subject(s): Language; Feathers; Words; Vocabulary


EPITAPH    Poem Text    
First Line: For this she starred her eyes with salt
Last Line: A better grave than this.
Subject(s): Epitaphs


ESCAPE    Poem Text    
First Line: When foxes eat the last gold grape
Last Line: The silver wasp-nests hang like fruit.
Subject(s): Escapes; Fairies; Fugitives; Elves


FELO DE SE    Poem Text    
First Line: My heart's delight, I must for love forget you
Subject(s): Love; Love - Loss Of


FIRE AND SLEET AND CANDLELIGHT    Poem Text    
First Line: For this you've striven
Subject(s): Failure


FULL MOON    Poem Text    
First Line: My bands of silk and miniver
Last Line: The clean bones crying in the flesh.
Subject(s): Moon


HEROICS    Poem Text    
First Line: Though here and there a man is left
Last Line: And insult dubious to bear.
Subject(s): Heroism; Heroes; Heroines


HIGH WIND    Poem Text    
First Line: Boeotius laughed upon the windy corner's
Last Line: While slave-ships foundered under samothrace.
Subject(s): England; English


HUGHIE AT THE INN OR, ADVICE FROM A TAPSTER    Poem Text    
First Line: Is it not fine to fling against loaded dice
Subject(s): Gambling; Wagering; Betting


HYMN TO EARTH    Poem Text    
First Line: Farewell, incomparable element
Subject(s): Earth; World


INCANTATION    Poem Text    
First Line: A white well
Subject(s): White (Color); Black (Color)


INNOCENT LANDSCAPE    Poem Text    
First Line: Here is no peace, although the air has fainted
Subject(s): Faith; Belief; Creed


KING'S RANSOM    Poem Text    
First Line: About the emperor's thumb revolving
Last Line: This little moon's enormous value!


LAMENT FOR GLASGERION    Poem Text    
First Line: The lovely body of the dead
Subject(s): Death; Soul; Solitude; Aging; Dead, The; Loneliness


LAST SUPPER    Poem Text    
First Line: Now that the shutter of the dusk
Subject(s): Beauty; Nature


LET NO CHARITABLE HOPE    Poem Text    
First Line: Now let no charitable hope
Last Line: And none has quite escaped my smile.
Subject(s): Labor & Laborers; Self; Women; Work; Workers


LITTLE ELEGY    Poem Text    
First Line: Withouten you
Subject(s): Death; Friendship; Dead, The


LITTLE JOKE    Poem Text    
First Line: Stripping an almond tree in flower
Last Line: Pure as a drop of metheglin.
Subject(s): Trees


LUCIFER SINGS IN SECRET    Poem Text    
First Line: I am the broken arrow
Subject(s): Arrows; Bible


MIRANDA'S SUPPER (VIRGINIA, 1866)    Poem Text    
First Line: Between the solemn portico's
Last Line: Nothing is lost! Nothing is lost!
Subject(s): American Civil War; United States - History


MY CANDLE    Poem Text    
First Line: My candle burns ate both ends
Subject(s): Candles; Sleep; Peace


NEBUCHADNEZZAR    Poem Text    
First Line: My body is weary to death of my mischievous brain
Subject(s): Bible; Insanity; Religion; Madness; Mental Illness; Theology


OCTOBER    Poem Text    
First Line: Beauty has a tarnished dress
Last Line: Rough gold and red.
Subject(s): October


ONE PERSON: 10    Poem Text    
First Line: When I perceive the sable of your hair
Subject(s): Desire; Love


ONE PERSON: 12    Poem Text    
First Line: In our content, before the autumn came
Variant Title(s): Sonnet: 12
Subject(s): Childlessness


ONE PERSON: 16    Poem Text    
First Line: I hereby swear that to uphold your house
Last Line: I bear a little more than I can bear.
Subject(s): Love; Worship


PETER AND JOHN       
First Line: Twelve good friends / walked under the leaves
Subject(s): Jesus Christ - Legends; Peter, Saint (C. 64 A.d.)


PRETTY WORDS    Poem Text    
First Line: Poets make pets of pretty, docile words
Last Line: Gilded and sticky, with a little sting.
Subject(s): Language; Words; Vocabulary


PROPHECY    Poem Text    
First Line: I shall lie hidden in a hut
Subject(s): Women


SANCTUARY    Poem Text    
First Line: This is the bricklayer; hear the thud
Subject(s): Sanctuaries


SEA LULLABY    Poem Text    
First Line: The old moon is tarnished
Subject(s): Sea; Ocean


SILVER FILIGREE    Poem Text    
First Line: The icicles wreathing
Last Line: In the blue cave of night.
Subject(s): Ice; Winter


SLEEPING BEAUTY       
First Line: Imprisoned in the marble block
Subject(s): Fairy Tales


SONNETS: PASTICHE       
First Line: Is not the woman moulded by your wish
Subject(s): Women


SOUTH OF THE POTOMAC    Poem Text    
First Line: Wild honey in the honey-comb
Last Line: Imperial as tyre.
Subject(s): Antiquities


SPEED THE PARTING -    Poem Text    
First Line: I shall not sprinkle with dust
Subject(s): Transcience; Death; Grief; Conduct Of Life; Dead, The; Sorrow; Sadness


SPRING PASTORAL    Poem Text    
First Line: Liza, go steep your long white hands
Subject(s): Streams


THE CHILD ON THE CURBSTONE    Poem Text    
First Line: The headlights raced; the moon, death-faced
Last Line: Dipping his foot in danger.
Subject(s): Children; Childhood


THE CHURCH-BELL    Poem Text    
First Line: As I was lying in my bed
Last Line: Out by the very root.
Subject(s): Bells


THE EAGLE AND THE MOLE    Poem Text    
First Line: Avoid the reeking herd
Last Line: And disembodied bones.
Subject(s): Animals; Birds; Eagles; Misanthropy; Moles


THE GOOD BIRDS    Poem Text    
First Line: Threading the evil hand and look
Last Line: Between my lovely ground and god.
Subject(s): Birds


THE HEART UPON THE SLEEVE    Poem Text    
First Line: Dear heart, behold you bound
Subject(s): Hearts; Human Behavior; Conduct Of Life; Human Nature


THE INNOCENTS    Poem Text    
First Line: When the cock in the dish
Last Line: "to quiet his crying."
Subject(s): Herod The Great (73-4 B.c.); Jesus Christ - Childhood & Youth


THE PEBBLE    Poem Text    
First Line: If any have a stone to shy
Last Line: It is not I, ever or now.


THE PERSIAN KITTEN    Poem Text    
First Line: Lie still, my love, and do not speak, because
Subject(s): Cats


THE POOR OLD CANNON    Poem Text    
First Line: Upbroke the sun
Last Line: "though I split my throat."


THE PURITAN'S BALLAD    Poem Text    
First Line: My love came up from barnegat
Last Line: To tell me terrible lies?
Subject(s): Puritans


THE TORTOISE IN ETERNITY    Poem Text    
First Line: Within my house of patterned horn
Last Line: Square on my scornful back.
Subject(s): Turtles; Tortoises


TO A LADY'S COUNTENANCE       
First Line: This unphilosophic sight
Subject(s): Grief; Women; Sorrow; Sadness


TO CLAUDIA HOMONOEA       
First Line: My words were delicately breathed
Subject(s): Death; Dead, The


TWELFTH NIGHT    Poem Text    
First Line: It has always been king herod that I feared
Subject(s): Christmas; Nativity, The


UNFINISHED PORTRAIT       
First Line: My love, you know that I have never used
Subject(s): Love


VALENTINE    Poem Text    
First Line: Too high, too high to pluck
Subject(s): Love; Disappointment; Food & Eating


VELVET SHOES    Poem Text    
First Line: Let us walk in the white snow
Last Line: We shall walk in the snow.
Subject(s): Shoes; Silence; Snow; Walking; Boots; Sneakers; Shoemakers


VILLAGE MYSTERY    Poem Text    
First Line: The woman in the pointed hood
Subject(s): Ghosts


WHERE, O, WHERE?       
First Line: I need not die to go
Subject(s): Love; Love - Loss Of


WILD PEACHES    Poem Text    
First Line: When the world turns completely upside down
Last Line: And sleepy winter, like the sleep of death.
Variant Title(s): "when The World Turns Completely Upside Down"";
Subject(s): Fruit; Nature; Peaches; Seasons


WINTER SLEEP    Poem Text    
First Line: When against earth a wooden heel
Last Line: Soft, soft, soft, and deep, deep, deep!
Subject(s): Sleep; Winter