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Elinor Wylie

Data de nascimento: 7. Setembro 1885
Data de falecimento: 16. Dezembro 1928

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Elinor Morton Wylie was an American poet and novelist popular in the 1920s and 1930s. "She was famous during her life almost as much for her ethereal beauty and personality as for her melodious, sensuous poetry."

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„Under oak, ash and thorn
My soul was born.“

—  Elinor Wylie
Context: Under oak, ash and thorn My soul was born. Under thorn, oak and ash My body bent to the lash. <!-- Under ash, thorn and oak My heart broke. Under oak, ash and thorn all three I was nailed to a tree. "Beltane", published in Last Poems of Elinor Wylie (1943)

„Down to the Puritan marrow of my bones
There’s something in this richness that I hate.“

—  Elinor Wylie
Context: Down to the Puritan marrow of my bones There’s something in this richness that I hate. I love the look, austere, immaculate, Of landscapes drawn in pearly monotones. There’s something in my very blood that owns Bare hills, cold silver on a sky of slate, A thread of water, churned to milky spate Streaming through slanted pastures fenced with stones. 4

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„Brothers, yet insensate brutes
Who fear each others’ eyes.“

—  Elinor Wylie
Context: Orchard of the strangest fruits Hanging from the skies; Brothers, yet insensate brutes Who fear each others’ eyes.

„We shall live well — we shall live very well.“

—  Elinor Wylie
Context: When strawberries go begging, and the sleek Blue plums lie open to the blackbird’s beak, We shall live well — we shall live very well. 3

„I love those skies, thin blue or snowy gray,
Those fields sparse-planted, rendering meagre sheaves;
That spring, briefer than apple-blossom’s breath,
Summer, so much too beautiful to stay,
Swift autumn, like a bonfire of leaves,
And sleepy winter, like the sleep of death.“

—  Elinor Wylie
Context: I love those skies, thin blue or snowy gray, Those fields sparse-planted, rendering meagre sheaves; That spring, briefer than apple-blossom’s breath, Summer, so much too beautiful to stay, Swift autumn, like a bonfire of leaves, And sleepy winter, like the sleep of death. 4

„One man stands as free men stand
As if his soul might be
Brave, unbroken; see his hand
Nailed to an oaken tree.“

—  Elinor Wylie
Context: One man stands as free men stand As if his soul might be Brave, unbroken; see his hand Nailed to an oaken tree.

„A bell is clanging, people sway
Hanging by their hands.“

—  Elinor Wylie
Context: The rain’s cold grains are silver-gray Sharp as golden sands, A bell is clanging, people sway Hanging by their hands.

„When the world turns completely upside down
You say we’ll emigrate to the Eastern Shore
Aboard a river-boat from Baltimore“

—  Elinor Wylie
Context: When the world turns completely upside down You say we’ll emigrate to the Eastern Shore Aboard a river-boat from Baltimore; We’ll live among wild peach trees, miles from town, You’ll wear a coonskin cap, and I a gown Homespun, dyed butternut’s dark gold color. Lost, like your lotus-eating ancestor, We’ll swim in milk and honey till we drown. 1

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