Elinor Morton Hoyt Wylie

1885 - 1928

A Quote by Elinor Morton Hoyt Wylie on birds and pollution

Avoid the reeking herd, Shun the polluted flock, Live like that stoic bird The eagle of the rock.

Elinor Morton Hoyt Wylie (1885 - 1928)

Source: The Eagle and the Mole, 1921, st. 1

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A Quote by Elinor Morton Hoyt Wylie on love and richness

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.

Elinor Morton Hoyt Wylie (1885 - 1928)

Source: Wild Peaches, 1921, st. 4

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A Quote by Elinor Morton Hoyt Wylie on silence

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

Elinor Morton Hoyt Wylie (1885 - 1928)

Source: Velvet Shoes, 1921, st. 4

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A Quote by Elinor Morton Hoyt Wylie on mind and truth

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The worst and best are both inclined To snap like vixens at the truth But, O, beware the middle mind That purrs and never shows a tooth!

Elinor Morton Hoyt Wylie (1885 - 1928)

Source: Nonsense Rhyme, st. 2

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A Quote by Elinor Morton Hoyt Wylie on soul

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If you would keep your soul From spotted sight or sound, Live like the velvet mole; Go burrow underground. And there hold intercourse With roots of trees and stones, With rivers at their source, And disembodied bones.

Elinor Morton Hoyt Wylie (1885 - 1928)

Source: The Eagle and the Mole, 1921, st. 5, 6

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A Quote by Elinor Morton Hoyt Wylie on spirit and path

A subtle spirit has my path attended, In likeness not a lion but a pard; And when the arrows flew like hail, and hard He licked my wounds, and all my wounds were mended.

Elinor Morton Hoyt Wylie (1885 - 1928)

Source: One Person, 1928. Sonnet 9

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A Quote by Elinor Morton Hoyt Wylie on soul and war

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My soul, be not disturbed By planetary war; Remain securely orbed In this contracted star.

Elinor Morton Hoyt Wylie (1885 - 1928)

Source: Address to My Soul, 1928, st. I

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A Quote by Elinor Morton Hoyt Wylie on beauty and good

Say not of Beauty she is good, Or aught but beautiful.

Elinor Morton Hoyt Wylie (1885 - 1928)

Source: Beauty, 1921

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A Quote by Elinor Morton Hoyt Wylie on women

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I was, being human, born alone; I am, being woman, hard beset; I live by squeezing from a stone The little nourishment I get.

Elinor Morton Hoyt Wylie (1885 - 1928)

Source: Let No Charitable Hope, 1923, st. 2

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A Quote by Elinor Morton Hoyt Wylie on charity, earth, and needs

Hail, element of earth, receive thy own And cherish, at thy charitable breast, This man, this mongrel beast: He plows the sand, and, at his hardest need, He sows himself for seed.

Elinor Morton Hoyt Wylie (1885 - 1928)

Source: Hymn to Earth, 1929, st. 6

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