William Vaughn Moody
William Vaughn Moody Poems
|2.||A Grey Day||1/3/2003|
|3.||On a Soldier Fallen in the Philippines||1/3/2003|
|5.||The Golden Journey||4/13/2010|
|6.||The Bracelet of Grass||4/13/2010|
|9.||An Ode in Time of Hesitation||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.