A Little Song Poem by Amy Lowell

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
Catches the stars and pulls them down
To shine on some slumbering Chinese town.
O Kindly Sun! Understanding Moon!
Bring evening to crowd the footsteps of noon.

But when that long awaited day
Hangs ripe in the heavens, your voyaging stay.
Be morning, O Sun! with the lark in song,
Be afternoon for ages long.
And, Moon, let you and your lesser lights
Watch over a century of nights.

A Little Song
COMMENTS OF THE POEM
Linet Sabastian 09 February 2017

A well written poem. Thanks for sharing.

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Anil Kumar Panda 09 February 2017

A beautiful poem 'But when that long awaited day Hangs ripe in the heavens, your voyaging stay.' is a very nice quote. Thanks for sharing and congrats.

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Tom Allport 09 February 2017

a poem full of wishful thoughts.

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Geeta Radhakrishna Menon 09 February 2017

A little song that is a sweet song!

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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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A catching poem on the dragging time when we are awaiting somebody.

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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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Amy Lowell

Amy Lowell

Boston, Massachusetts
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