Amy Lowell

(9 February 1874 – 12 May 1925 / Boston, Massachusetts)

Quotations

  • ''A man must be sacrificed now and again
    To provide for the next generation of men.''
    Amy Lowell (1874-1925), U.S. poet. "A Critical Fable," st. 2.
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  • ''The dead fed you
    Amid the slant stones of graveyards.
    Pale ghosts who planted you
    Came in the night-time
    And let their thin hair blow through your clustered stems.''
    Amy Lowell (1874-1925), U.S. poet. Lilacs (l. 41-45). . . Oxford Book of American Verse, The. F. O. Matthiessen, ed. (1950) Oxford University Press.
  • ''Because it is my country
    And I speak to it of itself
    And sing of it with my own voice
    Since certainly it is mine.''
    Amy Lowell (1874-1925), U.S. poet. Lilacs (l. 106-109). . . Oxford Book of American Verse, The. F. O. Matthiessen, ed. (1950) Oxford University Press.
  • ''Lilacs,
    False blue,
    White,
    Purple,
    Colour of lilac,''
    Amy Lowell (1874-1925), U.S. poet. Lilacs (l. 1-5). . . Oxford Book of American Verse, The. F. O. Matthiessen, ed. (1950) Oxford University Press.
  • ''Time! Joyless emblem of the greed
    Of millions, robber of the best
    Which earth can give ...''
    Amy Lowell (1874-1925), U.S. poet. New York at Night.
  • ''Moon!
    Moon!
    I am prone before you.
    Pity me,
    And drench me in loneliness.''
    Amy Lowell (1874-1925), U.S. poet. "On a Certain Critic."
  • ''Underneath my stiffened gown
    Is the softness of a woman bathing in a marble basin,''
    Amy Lowell (1874-1925), U.S. poet. Patterns (l. 32-33). . . Oxford Book of American Verse, The. F. O. Matthiessen, ed. (1950) Oxford University Press.
  • ''Not a softness anywhere about me,
    Only whalebone and brocade.''
    Amy Lowell (1874-1925), U.S. poet. Patterns (l. 17-18). . . Oxford Book of American Verse, The. F. O. Matthiessen, ed. (1950) Oxford University Press.
  • ''I shall go
    Up and down
    In my gown.
    Gorgeously arrayed,
    Boned and stayed.''
    Amy Lowell (1874-1925), U.S. poet. Patterns (l. 97-101). . . Oxford Book of American Verse, The. F. O. Matthiessen, ed. (1950) Oxford University Press.
  • ''I am very like to swoon
    With the weight of this brocade,
    For the sun sifts through the shade.''
    Amy Lowell (1874-1925), U.S. poet. Patterns (l. 56-58). . . Oxford Book of American Verse, The. F. O. Matthiessen, ed. (1950) Oxford University Press.

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Loon Point

Softly the water ripples
Against the canoe's curving side,
Softly the birch trees rustle
Flinging over us branches wide.

Softly the moon glints and glistens
As the water takes and leaves,
Like golden ears of corn
Which fall from loose-bound sheaves,

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