What is the meaning of the poem “Velvet Shoes” by Elinor Wylie?

For English class I have to explicate the poem “Velvet Shoes” by Elinor Wylie. What does it mean, I don’t get it.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.

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.

2 Answers

  • Anonymous
    10 hours ago

    Before i give my translation i must say i am agnostic.

    I think its a portrayal of life in heaven for the poet.

    A peaceful place where everything is still and pure and you can chill where ever you go in velvet shoes and such.

    How else do you walk around in snow in velvet shoes that would hurt your feet, in this place there is no pain.

    I think its about heaven and i have never believed in heaven.

  • mcmillian
    5 days ago

    Velvet Shoes By Elinor Wylie

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