Submit Your Poems
Get Your Premium Membership

Little Joke

Written by: Elinor Wylie | Biography
 | Quotes (2) |
 Stripping an almond tree in flower 
The wise apothecary's skill 
A single drop of lethal power 
From perfect sweetness can distill

From bitterness in efflorescence, 
With murderous poisons packed therein; 
The poet draws pellucid essence 
Pure as a drop of metheglin.

Comment below this ad.