Little Elegy

Original Text: 
Elinor Wylie, Angels and Earthly Creatures (New York: Alfred A. Knopf, 1929): 63. PS 3545 Y45A8 Robarts Library
2No rose can grow;
3No leaf be green
4If never seen
5Your sweetest face;
6No bird have grace
7Or power to sing;
8Or anything
9Be kind, or fair,
10And you nowhere.

Notes

1] Withouten: medieval form of "without." Back to Line
Publication Notes: 
Cf. Collected Poems of Elinor Wylie, foreword by William Rose Benét (New York: Alfred A. Knopf, 1945): 233. PS 3545 Y45 A17 Robarts Library
RPO poem Editors: 
Ian Lancashire
RPO Edition: 
2004