Elinor Morton Wylie (September 7, 1885 – December 16, 1928) was an American poet and novelist popular in the 1920s and 1930s. She was famous during her life almost as much for her ethereal beauty and personality as for her melodious, sensuous poetry. Elinor Wylie was born Elinor Morton Hoyt in Somerville, New Jersey, into a socially prominent family. Her grandfather, Henry M. Hoyt, was a governor of Pennsylvania. Her aunt was Helen Hoyt, a poet
The sea eats up the town and all the belongings of those that reside in it. The poem focuses on the general loss of the town but then zooms in on two women who have different experiences with the loss they go through. One, Aku, has lost everything and is left in the cold in what used to be her her kitchen, and Adena, who has lost the trinkets that were her dowry. Immediately this brings to the surface images of water running down streets and flooding houses. Perhaps it has gone even farther than that and the town is more sea than streets and buildings. While in jail, he detailed his experience in The House by the Sea. Eventually his sentence was remitted and he resumed teaching. It was after this that his ambassadorial duties began and he served as Ghanian ambassador to Brazil and Cuba as well as ambassador to the UN from 1990-1994.
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Sea Lullaby by Elinor Morton Wylie. The old moon is tarnished With smoke of the flood The dead leaves are varnished. The sea creeps to pillage, She leaps on her prey; A child of the village Was murdered today. She came up to meet him In a smooth golden cloak, She choked him and beat him to death, for a joke. Her bright locks were tangled, She shouted for joy With one hand she strangled A strong little boy.
This poem is written in a way as if the poet was sitting on the beach watching the sea and a little boy. Elinor starts us out with the surrounding visual of a scene that is not pleasant. She talks of a smoke-tarnished moon and dead leaves with the color of blood. She goes on to mention very openly of a child being murdered and how the sea was joyful to win her fight with a little boy. It is a lullaby that shows us the horrible side of nature. When we were young, we thought the world was such a peaceful place to play and have no worries