Tuesday, January 11, 2011

Velvet Shoes

Let us walk in the white snow
In a soundless space;
With footsteps quiet and slow,
At a tranquil pace,
Under veils of white lace.

I shall go shod in silk,
And you in wool,
White as a white cow's milk,
More beautiful
Than the breast of a gull.

We shall walk through the still town
In a windless peace;
We shall step upon white down,
Upon silver fleece,
Upon softer than these.

We shall walk in velvet shoes:
Wherever we go
Silence shall fall like dews
On white silence below.
We shall walk in the snow.

Elinor Wylie

3 comments:

  1. Dust of Snow

    The way a crow
    Shook down on me
    The dust of snow
    From a hemlock tree
    Has given my heart
    A change of mood
    And saved some part
    Of a day I had rued.

    - Robert Frost

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  2. Figured you'd stumble on it eventually...

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  3. "Half the world leaps and bounds. The other half stumbles. I figure if I'm going to belong to the second half, I might as well stumble on the best bits." - Emilia von Tarlenheim

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