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Harriet Monroe, ed. (1860–1936).  Poetry: A Magazine of Verse.  1912–22.
 
Velvet Shoes
By Elinor Wylie
 
From “Still Colors”

LET us walk in the white snow
  In a soundless space;
With footsteps quiet and slow,
  At a tranquil pace,
  Under veils of white lace.        5
 
I shall go shod in silk,
  And you in wool,
White as a white cow’s milk,
  More beautiful
  Than the breast of a gull.        10
 
We shall walk through the still town
  In a windless peace;
We shall step upon white down,
  Upon silver fleece,
  Upon softer than these.        15
 
We shall walk in velvet shoes:
  Wherever we go
Silence will fall like dews
  On white silence below.
  We shall walk in the snow.        20
 
 
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