Elinor Morton Wylie

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

Poems of Elinor Morton Wylie

1. A Crowded Trolley-Car 1/3/2003
2. A Proud Lady 1/3/2003
3. Atavism 1/3/2003
4. August 1/3/2003
5. Beauty 1/3/2003
6. Bells in the Rain 1/3/2003
7. Blood Feud 1/3/2003
8. Bronze Trumpets and Sea Water - On Turning Latin into English 1/3/2003
9. Cold-Blooded Creatures 1/3/2003
10. Curious Circumstance 1/3/2003
11. Death and the Maiden 1/3/2003
12. Escape 1/3/2003
13. 'Fire and Sleet and Candlelight' 1/3/2003
14. Incantation 1/3/2003
15. Les Lauriers Sont Coupée 1/3/2003
16. Little Joke 1/3/2003
17. Love Song 1/3/2003
18. Madman's Song 1/3/2003
19. Nadir 1/3/2003
20. Nancy 1/3/2003

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.

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