Velvet Shoes

(1938)

"Velvet Shoes" is a song by Randall Thompson for voice and piano. The poetry is by Elinor Wylie. The poem "Velvet Shoes" was first published in 1920 in Poetry Magazine.

Velvet Shoes
by Elinor Wylie


Let us walk in the white snow
In a soundless space;
With footsteps quiet snd slow,
At a tranquil pace,
Under veils of white lace.


I shall go shod in silk,
And you in wool,
White as white cow's milk,
More beautiful
Than the breast of a gull.


We shall walk through the still town
In a windless peace;
We shall step upon white down,
Upon silver fleece,
Upon softer than these.


We shall walk in velvet shoes:
Wherever we go
Silence will fall like dews
On white silence below.
We shall walk in the snow.


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