William Vaughn Moody
William Vaughn Moody Poems
- The Quarry Between the rice swamps and the fields of tea I ...
- On A Soldier Fallen In The Phi... Streets of the roaring...
- A Grey Day Grey drizzling mists the moorlands drape, Rain ...
- The Golden Journey All day he drowses by the sail With ...
- The Bracelet Of Grass The opal heart of afternoon Was ...
- An Ode In Time Of Hesitation After seeing at Boston the ...
- The Daguerreotype This, then, is she, My mother as she ...
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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Between the rice swamps and the fields of tea
I met a sacred elephant, snow-white.
Upon his back a huge pagoda towered
Full of brass gods and food of sacrifice.
Upon his forehead sat a golden throne,
The massy metal twisted into shapes
Grotesque, antediluvian, such as move
In myth or have their broken images
Sealed in the stony middle of the hills.
A peacock spread his thousand dyes to screen
The yellow sunlight from the head of one
Who sat upon the throne, clad stiff with gems,
Heirlooms of dynasties of buried kings,--
Himself the likeness of a buried ...