Amy Lowell
Boston, Massachusetts
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A Little Song

Rating: 2.8
When you, my Dear, are away, away,
How wearily goes the creeping day.
A year drags after morning, and night
Starts another year of candle light.
O Pausing Sun and Lingering Moon!
Grant me, I beg of you, this boon.

Whirl round the earth as never sun
Has his diurnal journey run.
And, Moon, slip past the ladders of air
In a single flash, while your streaming hair
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Ratnakar Mandlik 07 July 2020
The longing for the dear one prolongs the passing of time. A beautifully conceived sweet little song well deserving classic poem of the day.
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Juliet Languedoc 07 July 2020
Wow! I love it! Amy it creates imaginative emotions of longing. Lovely!
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Deepak S S 07 July 2020
WOnderful poem with fantastic line: And, Moon, let you and your lesser lights Watch over a century of nights.
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Danish Sarfraz 07 July 2020
The poem is really fascinating and as far as it rhyme scheme is concerned that is superb. Thanks for sharing such piece of literature.
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Dr Antony Theodore 07 July 2020
Moon, slip past the ladders of air In a single flash, while your streaming hair Catches the stars and pulls them down To shine on some slumbering Chinese town. Very good poem. tony
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Mahtab Bangalee 28 May 2018
let you and your lesser lights Watch over a century of nights.
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Geeta Radhakrishna Menon 09 February 2017
A little song that is a sweet song!
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Edward Kofi Louis 09 February 2017
Footsteps. Thanks for sharing this poem with us.
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Namratha Swamy 09 February 2017
Has gone through the poem umpteen times and still feels fresh! Thanks for sharing.
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