William Vaughn Moody

(1869 - 1910 / United States)

William Vaughn Moody Poems

1. I Am the Woman 11/26/2015
2. Faded Pictures 4/13/2010
3. Gloucester Moods 1/3/2003
4. The Daguerreotype 1/4/2003
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
9. The Quarry 1/3/2003
10. On A Soldier Fallen In The Philippines 1/3/2003
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The Quarry

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 ...

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