Elinor Wylie quotes- 10 of
Along the pavement my footsoles
Trod warily on living coals.
The ermine muffled mouth and chin;
I could not suck the moonlight in.
I was, being human, born alone;
I am, being woman, hard beset;
The years go by in single file;
But none has merited my fear,
And none has quite escaped my smile.
The worst and best are both inclined
To snap like vixens at the truth.
I hereby swear that to uphold your house
I would lay my bones in quick destroying lime
My lord, adjudge my strength, and set me where
I bear a little more than I can bear.
I shall lie folded like a saint,
Lapped in a scented linen sheet,
If you would keep your soul
From spotted sight or sound,
Live like the velvet mole;
Go burrow underground.
Avoid the reeking herd,
Shun the polluted flock,
Live like that stoic bird,
The eagle of the rock.
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