Amy Levy

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Amy Levy was born in London, England in 1861. She was the 2nd of 7 children into a somewhat wealthy Anglo-Jewish family. The children of the family read and participated in secular literary activities and the family frequently took part in home theatricals -- they firmly integrated into Victorian life.

She was educated at Brighton High School, B ...

Amy Levy Poems

1.
A March Day In London

The east wind blows in the street to-day;
The sky is blue, yet the town looks grey.
'Tis the wind of ice, the wind of fire,
Of cold despair and of hot desire,
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2.
New Love, New Life

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She, who so long has lain
Stone-stiff with folded wings,
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3.
In A Minor Key

(AN ECHO FROM A LARGER LYRE.)


That was love that I had before
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4.
A Prayer

Since that I may not have
Love on this side the grave,
Let me imagine Love.
Since not mine is the bliss
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5.
At Dawn

In the night I dreamed of you;
All the place was filled
With your presence; in my heart
The strife was stilled.
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