William Vaughn Moody

(1869 - 1910 / United States)

William Vaughn Moody Poems

1. A Grey Day 1/3/2003
2. On a Soldier Fallen in the Philippines 1/3/2003
3. Gloucester Moods 1/3/2003
4. The Quarry 1/3/2003
5. The Golden Journey 4/13/2010
6. The Bracelet of Grass 4/13/2010
7. Faded pictures 4/13/2010
8. An Ode in Time of Hesitation 1/3/2003
9. The Daguerreotype 1/4/2003

The Daguerreotype

This, then, is she,
My mother as she looked at seventeen,
When she first met my father. Young incredibly,
Younger than spring, without the faintest trace
Of disappointment, weariness, or tean
Upon the childlike earnestness and grace
Of the waiting face.
Those close-wound ropes of pearl
(Or common beads made precious by their use)

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