Velvet Shoes

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

I shall go shod in silk,
And you in wool,
White as 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 will fall like dews
On white silence below.
We shall walk in the snow.

by Elinor Morton Wylie

Comments (4)

One of my most favorite poems.
Stunning isn't it? She has mastered the arts of repetition and the strength of a good vocabulary. There is a lot under the surface here, me thinks
Fantastically beautiful poem with amazing imagery and presentation in a superb manner. Thanks for sharing.
Great imagery and a nice poem....The shoe is the symbol of keep walking....Lovely.10+