William Vaughn Moody
William Vaughn Moody Poems
|1.||I Am the Woman||11/26/2015|
|5.||An Ode In Time Of Hesitation||1/3/2003|
|6.||The Bracelet Of Grass||4/13/2010|
|7.||The Golden Journey||4/13/2010|
|8.||A Grey Day||1/3/2003|
|10.||On A Soldier Fallen In The Philippines||1/3/2003|
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 ...