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Poem by Elinor Wylie

The Falcon

Why should my sleepy heart be taught 
To whistle mocking-bird replies? 
This is another bird youve caught, 
Soft-feathered, with a falcons eyes.

The bird Imagination, 
That flies so far, that dies so soon; 
Her wings are coloured like the sun, 
Her breast is coloured like the moon.

Weave her a chain of silver twist, 
And a little hood of scarlet wool, 
And let her perch upon your wrist, 
And tell her she is beautiful.

Elinor Wylie

Elinor Wylie's other poems:
  1. Madmans Song
  2. Primavera in the North
  3. Curious Circumstance
  4. Parting Gift
  5. The Lost Path

Poems of the other poets with the same name:

  • Coventry Patmore The Falcon ("Who would not be Sir Hubert, for his birth and bearing fine")
  • Richard Lovelace The Falcon ("Fair Princesse of the spacious air")

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